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Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya: The Private Collection

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A parcel-gilt silver presentation kovsh, dated 1709
the base chased with an Imperial eagle enclosing a portrait of Peter I, after the painting by Kneller, with the Tsar shown as a young man, his head crowned with laurel, the sides with presentation inscription in Russian dated 7 August 1709 'from Peter the Great to the Muscovite gentleman Simeon Simeonovitch Lugovsky following his successful trade mission to China'
length 39cm, 15 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Zurich, 22 November 1978, lot 52

Exhibited

Russian Art Exhibition, London, 1935, no.184

Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya: The Private Collection

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London