A Russian Silver Presentation Kovsh

    Karl Faberge (St. Petersburg, 1846-1920), work master Aleksander Wakeva (1870-1957),
    c. 1907
    Silver and semi-precious stones
    Marks: hallmarked (left facing Kokoshnik), (Imperial warrant), 88, AP, AW, K. Faberge (in Cyrillic), and inscribed Presented to Special Guard to His Majesty, Battalion Captain Alexander Nicolvitch Kolininkinu at Peterhof 1907
    13.5 in. long, 37.75 tory ounces

    The kovsh form, composed of a boat-shaped body with single handle, is traditionally a Russian Imperial presentation piece bestowed upon loyal supporters of the Tsar. This specific example, produced in the St. Petersburg workshop of Karl Faberge, inset with cabochons, bearing the double-headed Imperial eagle and cipher of Nicholas II was presented in 1907 to Captain Alexander Nicolvitch Kolininkinu at Peterhof, the summer palace built by Peter the Great on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Designed by Michael Ivanoff.

    Walsh Family Art Trust

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    Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age, some old soldering and minor dents

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    October, 2006
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