A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1880
the bombé bowl decorated with opaque shaded flowerheads and scrolling leaves on an olive-coloured ground,
translucent red enamel beaded border, shaped hooked handle, struck with maker's initials, 88 standard, scratched
inventory number 7588
length with handle 17.5cm, 6⅝in.
Overall in very good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age.
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