A silver-gilt and enamel bowl, Ovchinnikov, Moscow
in late 17th century Solvychegodsk taste, circular, the interior enamelled en plein with a central medallion depicting a
butterfly within an emerald dot border, the surround painted with flowers and birds on traditional white grounds, the
exterior decorated with shaded cloisonné enamel flowerheads within scrolling filigree stems on gilt stippled grounds,
the reverse with another central medallion inside the foot rim, enamelled with a fly within green spring, struck P.O. in
Cyrillic, partial 81 standard
diameter 10.1cm, 4in.
Overall in good condition; the interior with minor time wear, as expected. The exterior enamelled panels with some light surface scratches and minor losses.
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