Made in the traditional boat shape on conical stand, bearing amounts of decoration throughout. The body with allover engraved phoenix and scrollwork, beaded trim above Cyrillic lettering.The inscription in Cyrillic alphabet: "Fun and Joy Girlfriends" (on one side), "The Beauty of the Feasting Friends" (on other side). Imperial handle in facet carved Nephrite or Jade, with applied double headed Imperial Russian Eagle crest and handle support in the figural form of a Dragon. The double-walled body chased and embossed to exterior with strap work of foliates and eagles, upper rim with Cyrillic inscription and beading. Interior of bowl has gold-washed finish.
Underside of base holds an engraved signatures from Russian Dukes, Parliamentarians, officers of Preobrazhenskiy, Izmailovskiy regiments and others famous peoples. Mark in Cyrillic alphabet of Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Russian Imperial warrant, not readable combined city and standard marks, 84 fineness, a some letters.
An additional is not readable stamps on base of the outside of edge. Condition: a few small dings inside of the kovsh, a some scratches an around, a some patina, on one of the outside side of the kovsh a dint, normal age wears.16 1/2" long, 9 1/2 wide x 9" tall. 3104 grams 99.9 ozt. The kovsh was cleaned, the last picture an original kovsh. All items are accurately described to the best of our knowledge and the pictures serve as part of the description.
Reference: Mikhail Ovchinnikov - Russian silversmith, active in St. Petersburg and after death of father of Pavel Ovchinnikov active in Moscow from 1888 - 1917.
Two of the most a famous names engraved on base are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (May 11, 1857 February 17, 1905) was the fifth son and seventh child of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (22 August 1858 in Strerlna 15 June 1915 in Pavlovsk) was a grandson of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. The name in the central circle of the base is: A. Ogarev Nikolai Platonovich born in St.Russian revolutionary, social critic, poet. The item "IMPERIAL RUSSIAN PRESENTATION SILVER KOVSH BY MIKHAIL OVCHINNIKOV 17x 9 LARGE" is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "sv20000" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.