An icon of Mary Magdalen, in a silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel oklad, Orest
Kurlykov, Moscow, 1894
depicting the Saint standing full length, the silver-gilt oklad repoussé and finely chased, with applied spandrels in
opaque blue, red and white enamels, the halo enamelled with the saint's name, the borders with a scrolling foliate
pattern, struck with maker's mark, 84 standard
32.3 by 27.6cm, 12⅝ by 10 4/8 in.
The painting covered with some dirt and old darkened varnish. Some oklad-associated damage to the background.
The oklad probably re-gilt later.
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Sotheby's London, 1 December 2010, lot 710