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Kovsh

Made by: Gil'debrand, Aleksandr Bogdanov

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

In relief on the handle is a cartouche with the monogram of Catherine II, the whole surmounted by the Imperial crown. On the opposite tip is the Imperial double headed eagle. In the bottom of the bowl is a medallion with a leaf border and centered on it is the Imperial double headed eagle with St. George and the Dragon represented on his breast. The whole is surmounted by the Imperial crown. On the outside, just below the tip, is a medallion with the bust of Catherine in profile engraved with a garland. Around the bowl are five cartouches with the inscription, "By God's grace, We, Catherine the Second, Empress and Autocrat of All Russia, etc., etc., etc., awarded this kovsh to the head (starshina) of the winter garisson of the Urals troops, Afanasii Donskoi, for his demonstrated and true services. Saint-Petersburg, March 1793"

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Kovsh
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1793
Size:
overall __3.75 IN __5.75 IN __10.38 IN
overall __9.52 CM __14.60 CM __26.35 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.65
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK __[Cyrillic] A.G __Stamped in the bottom of the bowl near the handle. __Mark is in a rectangular frame. See Postnikova-Loseva #2167. ||Hallmark and Date __[St. George and the Dragon] 1793 __Stamped in the bottom of the bowl near the handle. ||Assayer's mark __[Cyrillic] A.T __Stamped in the bottom of the bowl near the handle. __Mark of Moscow assayer Andrei Titov, active 1786-1798. ||Mark __[swan in an oval frame] __Stamped on base of bowl near handle. __French import mark after 1893. ||Hallmark and Date __[St. George and the Dragon] 1793 __Stamped on top of handle near the top of Catherine's initials. ||Inscription __Bozhieiu milostiu my Ekaterina __Inscribed in first cartouche on right side
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)","Russian Art at Hillwood"