A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh, Moscow, 1899-1908
centred with a double-headed eagle, decorated overall with stylized flowers and foliage in pastel shades of pink and
turquoise blue, the interior with a conforming enamelled medallion, struck with an indistinct maker's mark, 84
standard, later Latvian 875 standard
length with handle 27.3cm, 10¾ in.
Overall in good condition; with some small chips to the enamel, some to the metal and with a few areas of discolouration.
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