A silver and cloisonné enamel kovsh, Vasilii Agafonov, Moscow, 1908-1917
enamelled overall with varicoloured stylized foliate scrolls on stippled ground, white pellet borders, struck with
maker's initials, 84 standard
length with handle 28.5cm, 11¼ in.
Overall in very good condition; with only a few minor areas of enamel wear and a few enamel losses to the blue ornaments.
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