Russian Enamel Kovsh
This beautiful Russian cloisonné enamel and silver gilt kovsh, expertly crafted by Russian workmaster Fedor Rückert of Moscow, features an ...
more This beautiful Russian cloisonné enamel and silver gilt kovsh, expertly crafted by Russian workmaster Fedor Rückert of Moscow, features an intricate design executed in a variety of colors with a luminous gilt interior. The kovsh, a medieval drinking vessel modeled after a Viking boat, represents "the vessel of life" and was often used in formal ceremonies. Rückert's exquisite enamels such as this specimen were supplied to world-renowned Russian silversmithing firms including Fabergé, Ovchinnikov and Kurliukov. His works are celebrated as some of the most significant pieces of the neo-Russian style for his commanding use of shaded enamel and imaginative wirework. A treasure worthy of a Czar, this lovely kovsh is a remarkable example of Russian craftsmanship at its finest.
This kovsh bears Rückert's Cyrillic makers mark and the 88 zolotniks mark that corresponds to the years 1908-1917.
6 1/2" length x 4" wide x 3 1/4" high less