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Partial-gilt, repousse chased tray in the form a two-handled, shallow woven straw basket partially covered by a softly draped, fringed damask napkin; an imperial crown and pair of crossed B's are riveted through the napkin's corner. Four, splayed, knotwork or interlaced feet. Underside struck with five marks: an imperial or double-headed eagle in a circle, "M.OVCHINNIKOV" in raised Cyrillic letters in a rectangle, and "A•C / 1875", "84" and St. George slaying the dragon, all in individual clipped-corner surrounds.
Maker's mark appears to be that of Mikhail Ovchinnikov (Михаил Овчинников) of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Asssayed in Moscow by Aggey Grigoryevich Svechin (Аггей Григорьевич Свечин; assayer, 1862-1875).
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Russia: Moskva, Moscow
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 15 3/8 in x 10 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 39.0525 cm x 27.305 cm
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Max Furman
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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