RUSSIAN ENAMEL JEWELRY CHEST, Pavel Ovchinnikov

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Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1878

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Description

RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL  JEWELRY CHEST by OVCHINNIKOV

Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1878

In the Old Russian style with hinged sloped cover and shaped clasp, with original enameled padlock and key,

the rectangular base on bracket feet, enameled throughout with varicolored scrolling foliage,

flower heads and wirework scrolls on a gilt ground

Marked P. Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, Moscow 1878 and 91 Russian silver standard,

scratched inventory number 5495-3

Height 7 3/4 in. (19,7 cm), width (widest part) 7 5/8 in. (19,4 cm), depth 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

CONDITION:

Some scratching and wear to the bottom and interior, consistent with age. Velvet liners are not original, added later. The original enamel padlock still works, but sometimes gets stuck. Good overall condition.

PROVENANCE:

Connecticut Private Collection

  • Item Nr. 2962

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