Russian Enamelled Silver Kovsh by Grachev, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
From the Romanov era period of Tsar Nicholas II, a beautiful gilded silver kovsh or traditional Russian bowl, the exterior and handle decorated with vibrant enamel colors in distinctive Old Russian entrelac design unique to Grachev of St. Petersburg. The base is set with a Russian silver Ruble of Nicholas II dated 1901, visible also on the interior.
By the Gratchev Brothers, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908, stamped with the Imperial Warrant above Brothers Gratchev in Cyrillic and a kokoshnik with assaymaster’s Cyrillic initials for Yakov Lyapunov.
-4 ½ in. (12 cm.) long; 2 ¾ in. (7.2 cm.) diam.
Literature: Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry by Marie Betteley and David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Schiffer, 2020, page 289.
As principal suppliers to the Imperial Court of Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II, Gratchev was one of the few firms to specialize Old Russian style enamels in St Petersburg as opposed to Moscow.
For a Russian Silver Picnic Set by Grachev, circa 1900 see ref no. 274M.
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