OVCHINNIKOV - RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER and ENAMEL KOVSH. Antique Russian silver gilt and polychrome cloisonne enamel kovsh oval shape with scrolling, floral, and beading designs. , "84" silver standard, and Imperial pressed stamp on bottom. The case lid centered with a polychrome enamel roundel among enameled tracery and foliate decoration on an engine-turned ground.
The reverse with an erased cartouche among floral and foliate engraved decoration. Marked with'84' standard on interior lid rim. SIZE : L: 3 3/8 inches, (8.6 cm). It is a great INVESTMENT.
PAY in PARTS : You can pay for any item during 2 - 3 months. Just make a deposit 10% and the item will wait for you. HISTORY : Jeweller, silversmith, goldsmith, enameller, merchant, industrialist.
Born in the family of a serf called Akim Ovchinnikov in the village of Otradnoe in Moscow Province (1830). Sent by Prince Dmitry Volkonsky to study in Moscow (1842), where he served as an apprentice in the jewellery workshop of his brother Andrei (1844-50). Emancipated from serfdom (1850) and married a woman called Marfa (1850). Opened his own workshop with his wife's dowry of a thousand roubles (1851). Acquired his brother's workshop and opened a factory on First Goncharny (Potters) Lane in Taganka (1853).
Employed a staff of four hundred (1854) and six hundred craftsmen and apprentices (1855). Appointed official purveyor to the future Tsar Alexander III (1865), King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1873), Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1878) and King Christian IX of Denmark (1888). Awarded the Legion d'honneur (1867) and the Order of the Iron Crown (1873).Founded a school for 130 goldsmiths and silversmiths (1871). Opened a factory and shops in St Petersburg at 35 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1873) and the former premises of Sazikov at 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1900).
Member of the Moscow City Duma (1876-88). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1865). The item "OVCHINNIKOV RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "ww2_army" and is located in Blaine, Washington.
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