Rare Russian Enamelled Kovsh by Grachev, circa 1900

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The exterior of the oval bowl and handle decorated with vibrant enamel colors in distinctive Old Russian entrelac design unique to Grachev of St. Petersburg. The base is set with a Russian silver Ruble of Nicholas II dated 1901.

By the Gratchev Brothers, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, stamped
with the Imperial Warrant above Brothers Gratchev in Cyrillic and a kokoshnik with assaymaster’s Cyrillic initials for Yakov Lyapunov.

-4 ½ in. (12 cm.) long; 2 ¾ in. (7.2 cm.) diam.

As principal suppliers to the Imperial Court of Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II, Gratchev was one of the few St Petersburg firms to specialize Old Russian style enamels as opposed to Moscow.
Details
Of the Period
Russian Revival
Place of Origin
Russia
Date of Manufacture
1899-1908
Period
1900-1909
Metal
Silver
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
j2321606081646323fs
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