A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh, Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1908-1917
of oval shape, the stylized angular handle with circular piercing, in Art Deco taste, enamelled with geometric patterns
in shades of crimson, mint-green and grey on a silver ground, gilt interior, struck Khlebnikov in Cyrillic next to the
Imperial warrant, 84 standard
length with handle 13 cm, 5⅛in.
Overall in very good condition; with only minor surface wear.
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For a similar example, please see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and his World, London, 2000, cat. 58, p. 71.