Vintage Russian Rostov Kremlin Miniature Enamel by Исл катков (Katkov) Signed (2893)
An interesting Russian hand painted enamel on porcelain paperweight or decorative item. The porcelain is cushion shaped and domed and features a scene of the Rostov Kremlin Museum with stylised trees and foreground. It is signed Исл катков - Katkov was listed as an artist producing Rostov miniatures during the 1950's to 1970's and this item would date from this period. The museum's information called the miniatures having filigree 'lace' detail, which is seen here. The metal tests as silver at a grade lower than Sterling.
The item is mounted on a small wooden block which has veneer facings. there is small hole in the wood drilled at an angle. There are also some glue marks where there was perhaps a label previously.
A very decorative and stylish item and not commonly seen.
Very good order, slight wear. Hole drilled in the wood and glue marks to reverse.
Width: 8.8 cm ( 3 3/8 inch ) overall
Height: 7 cm ( 2 3/4 inch ) overall
Weight: 124 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2893 FB22-2
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