An enamel commemorative platter, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908
the centre of plain polished silver with removed commemorative inscription, the border decorated with stylized
flowers and foliage on gold ground, centred at the top with two harpies, the corners silver gilt and set with hardstone
cabochons, set on a later wooden support, struck P. Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard
45.5 by 55.5cm, 17⅞ by 21⅞in.
Overall in good order; with some enamel chips and areas of restoration throughout. The central polished surface, originally with an inscription, now taken off. The plaque mounted on a new wooden stand.
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