.875 Russian Silver Enamel Cloisonné Duck Kovsh, . Shape of Kovsh is that of a duck decorated in blue, pink and green pastel colors with a design meant to emulate feathers. Dimensions are approx. 6" Long (tail to beak) 3.5" Wide at bowl, 5" High (top of head). Weight is 66 Grams. Has assay mark on bottom indicating, 1896 – 1908, Yakov Nikolayevich Lyapunov?, Silvermaker mark by Vladimir Morozov, St. Petersburg, 1892 – 1908 also appears to have worn down city mark stamp of St Petersburg as well.
Originally owned by a Russian family that said it belonged to their great grandmother.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. The apprised object is cloisonne Kovsh probably made out of gilded silver. This kovsh has the shape of a duck and is stamped on his bottom. The hallmarks appear to be the Russian silver guarantee stamp for 875 silver and the city mark of St. Petersburg, and the maker mark of Vladimir Morozov in St. Petersburg (1892 – 1908). The measurements are approx. 6" long, 3.5" wide, 5" high. The weight is 66 grams. There are especially for Russian silver very well made forgeries on the market. This piece is in very good condition and there are no serious damages visible.
An estimation would be between 1000 to 1500 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
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