A silver and cloissonné enamel kovsh, Maria Semyonova, Moscow, circa 1900
enamelled with colourful foliage, the front with the Russian Imperial eagle in bright shades of yellow and red on a
moss green ground, struck with workmaster's initials, 84 standard, the foot of the bowl inscribed T.J. 32 6/3
length with handle 19cm, 7½in.
Overall in good condition; with only minor surface chips to the enamel and scratches consistent with age.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sothebys New York, 15 April 2008, lot 440