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Kovsh

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

The interior has the double headed eagle in repoussé on an engraved ground (leaves and scroll). On the handle is the double headed eagle, also in relief appliqued. At the opposite tip is the double headed eagle a third time. Around the outside edge runs the inscription: "By the grace of God the Great Lord, Tsar and Grand Duke, Petr Alekseevich, Autocrat of All the Great, Small and White Russias, granted this kovsh to the Novgorodian tradesman Ivan Iaroslavl for his efforts and for the profit which he [made] in 1703 in his winter [mountain?] tavern, as against the year 1702. He made 327 rubles. For this service of his and for the profit the Grand Duke rewarded him."

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Kovsh
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1704
Size:
overall __9.31 IN __7.12 IN
overall __23.66 CM __18.10 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.64
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK, INSCRIPTION __on handle: double headed eagle; [transcription] for the year 1704 (P-L #2046); NFE for unknown master
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973