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Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room

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The handle is decorated in relief with an elaborate frame centering an oval medallion engraved with a bust portrait in profile of the Empress Anna. The handle ends in a crown but not the cleft Imperial crown. At the tip opposite the handle is a knob with the Imperial double headed eagle. In the bottom of the bowl is a superb medallion in relief centering the Russian Imperial double headed eagle the three crowns, sceptre and globe. Below the eagle are two branches of leaves. The frame for the medallion is a wreath of oak leaves. Around the sides is a long inscription in old Russian in eight parts, each section within an elaborate rococo frame. The inscription reads in translation: "By the grace of God, we, Anna, Empress and Potentate of all Russia, have presented this kovsh to the Ataman of the troops of the Don, Ivan, the son of Ivan, Froloff, for his loyal services, on the first day of January of the year 1736," with the name of Tsarina Anna and the date 1736. (The inscription is to be checked.) The interior, handle and sides are fire gilt.

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Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
28.3 x 17.1 cm (11 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

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Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973