A silver-gilt and plique-à-jour enamel kovsh, Gustav Klingert, Moscow, circa 1880
with panels of stylized flowerheads and scrolls in shades of blue and crimson, seed shaped finials, ropetwist borders,
trefoil handle, 84 standard
length with handle 18.8cm, 7⅜in.
Overall in good order: with some small areas of restoration visible under the UV light. The handle probably re-attached.
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For a very similar example please see Sotheby's New York, 16 April 2015, lot 7.