This magnificent and incredibly rare silver kovsh was crafted by the legendary firm of Fabergé. The traditional Russian vessel is ...
moreThis magnificent and incredibly rare silver kovsh was crafted by the legendary firm of Fabergé. The traditional Russian vessel is enveloped in exquisite enamel work, with brilliantly hued florals, foliates and swirls encasing the form. It is a perfect example of the workmanship of one of the firm's most important workmasters, Feodor Alexeievich Afanasiev, who specialized in enamel objets d'art, including the renowned Fabergé eggs.
From lavish Easter eggs to dazzling jewelry designs, the opulent, one-of-a-kind creations from the Fabergé workshop have come to epitomize all of the romance and styles of the Romanov era. Undeniably, the most remarkable objects from Fabergé’s workshops were created during the grandeur of Russian's Imperial Court at the turn of the century. Only the finest precious materials and gemstones were used in all of Fabergé's creations, and surviving pieces are becoming increasingly scarce, especially objets d'art such as this one.
The kovsh, a medieval drinking vessel modeled after a Viking boat, represents "the vessel of life," and decorative pieces like this were often used in formal ceremonies. A treasure worthy of a Czar, this lovely kovsh is a remarkable example of Russian craftsmanship at its finest.
Marked with workmaster’s mark of Feodor Alexeievich Afanasiev, and 84 zolotnik mark
6" wide x 2 1/2" high x 2 1/2" deep less
- 6ʺW × 2.5ʺD × 2.5ʺH
- Place of Origin
- Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history less