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The surface of this impressive Russian kovsh is plain and embellished with the contemporary engraved initials 'OG'.
This impressive and original kovsh was crafted by the most revered Russian silversmith Karl Faberge.
* A kovsh is a drinking vessel/ladle traditionally used for serving and drinking mead. The originally were crafted in wood until the 19th century when precious metals and enamels were used to create presentation pieces.
** 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver.
*** This variation of the Kokoshnik mark was used from 1908-1926, determining the date of this piece as circa 1915.
Length from back of handle to rim 13.6cm/5.4"
Diameter of bowl 8.7cm/3.4"
Height to rim of vessel 4.7cm/1.9"
3.7 troy ounces/116g
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The Russian hallmarks struck to the underside of the base are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Russian silverware.
Date: Circa 1915
Origin: Moscow, Russia
|Height||13.60 cm||(5.35 inches)|
|Width||4.70 cm||(1.85 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear