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19th Century Russian Imperial Gem-Set Gilded Silver Trophy Cup by Ovchinnikov



A Russian gem-set gilded silver three-handled loving cup yachting trophy, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1908-1911. The body of baluster form with flaring neck, chased and repoussé with three double-headed Imperial eagles within chased Usolk-style floral and foliate ornament against a matted ground, foliate scrolling ornament, the border above the eagles chased in imitation of woven rushes, the upper rim with six bezel-set cabochon garnets and with cable border, raised on three scroll feet, the lower border with the dedicatory engraving reading ‘William Wahl “Jolanda II” 1911’. H. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm). Diameter (over handles) 8 in. (20.5 cm). Diameter at opening of neck 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm). Gross weight: 1,797 grams. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 1 December 1998, lot 185. Jolanda II, a nine-meter finnish vessel built in 1911 and belonging to William Wahl, competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics which were hosted by Sweden. 24 yachts entered from Denmark, Finland, Russia, France and Sweden, with races held off the Swedish coast at Nynäshamn in July 1912. The large cup might have been presented for a 1911 race that Wahl won.


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  • Weight
    1797 g
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.88 in. (250.96 mm)Diameter: 8 in. (203.2 mm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Small wear to gilding consistent with objects of this age; chasing very crisp. Excellent weight, very impressive piece.
  • Seller Location
    Redmond, WA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1602-5011stDibs: LU2423088223

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