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LARGE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER KOVSH, 1900x

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LARGE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER KOVSH, 1900x
For your viewing pleasure, here is a rare antique Imperial Russian solid silver and gem-set kovsh. It is adorned with emeralds and garnet cabochons, and the matted body is mounted with an elaborately crafted handle and a wide-shaped stand, featuring a richly gilt interior. This kovsh was made by the 5th Artel. Artels were cooperative associations of craftsmen that existed in Imperial Russia. These associations consisted of a small number of members specialized in a specific art and producing a limited number of unique high-quality objects.
HALLMARKS: '84' for silver content, Moscow, maker's mark '5A' for 5th Artel (Postnikova-Loseva # 3068).
CONDITION: Generally Good used Condition. For further information, please refer to the pictures.
PROVENANCE: 1. From a private Russian collector in London, UK, 1992-2021; 2. Curated Auctions, London, United Kingdom (the winner will receive this information); 3. Our sale of this item adds another layer of provenance (please print this page). History of sale is very IMPORTANT for serious collection.
LARGE SIZE: 10.2 x 6.7 x 5.1 inches (26 x 17 x 13 cm). Weight: 375 grams.
ESTIMATED PRICE: $5,000 - $15,000 (significantly lower than today's market price). You have a GREAT CHANCE to purchase a rare item for your collection, and over the years, its price will only INCREASE.
HISTORY of SALES: A few years ago, Russian silver LARGE kovshs were sold on Live Auctioneers, Sotheby's, and Christie's for $15,200 (9 years ago), $70,853 (11 years ago), $115,898 (3 years ago), and $169,000 (5 years ago) - please refer to the screenshots for details. Today, prices have significantly increased compared to those of 5-10 years ago.
WARRANTY: The buyer has 5 days to inspect items for originality, valued at up to $5,000, and 10 days for items valued at $5,000 or more. Items can be returned to the seller for a refund; please refer to the Terms for more details.
NO RESERVE: Most of the auctioned items have NO reserve price. Among the remaining items, there are reserve prices set at incredibly low levels, typically ranging from 30-40% of the low estimate price.
PAYMENT: For this particular item, please use Wire transfer, Zelle, Certified Check, or Money Order as methods of payment. You can also suggest other methods of payment. Canadian winners can make payments to a Canadian Bank in CAD via Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, or Interac e-Transfer.
PAY in PARTS - HOW it WORKS: You can pay for any item over a period of 3-6 months. To get started, please make a 10% deposit, and the item will be reserved for you. 10% means - if you won an item for $550, your minimum first payment equals $55. Simply make the deposit using any method listed on the invoice. The remaining balance can be paid in installments over up to 6 months at your convenience. The items will be sent to you once the full payment is made. NO interest will be added. Over the past few years, many people have found this option to be very HELPFUL. Even PayPal RECENTLY added the possibility to 'Pay in Parts' (please note: we have been using it for a few years!).
FREE SHIPPING: For item valued at $5,000 or more, domestic shipping is FREE. For other items, domestic shipping costs by registered mail range from $18.85 to $24.85 - much lower than in other places. Additionally, for XPress post shipping, the costs range from $48.85 to $68.85 (XPress post offers 100% safety; according to our experience, packages sent by XPress post have never been lost). There are NO pick-up fees, NO handling fees, and NO transportation fees. Combined shipping is available, and the shipping fee for each additional item is ONE DOLLAR.
CERTIFICATE: Looking to purchase an antique GIFT from us for someone else? Our Gift Certificates, available for any amount, are a great option to allow them to select items of their choice! Each Gift certificate is valid for ONE YEAR. You will have this Certificate in your hand. It is a very Unusual and Intelligent gift. Please email us for details.
NEW: Buyers who are satisfied with our service and give us a 5-star rating will receive FREE domestic shipping for ONE YEAR !!
WELCOME: We welcome new bidders and will ship the item according to your instructions.
EXCHANGE: If you find an item in our auction that you like, you have the option to exchange it for your collectible items of equivalent estimated value. Additionally, you can use your items as PART of the PAYMENT for a winning item; please feel free to inquire about this new and exciting feature.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to buy this item, please make a bid now. Any offer is welcome. Lots that do NOT have any bids or have only ONE bid on them will be CLOSED three days before the auction starts and will not be included in it. Currently, there are 700+ items available for preview, but there will be ONLY 400 items in the Live Auction. Please bid NOW.

HISTORY: The Kovsh is a traditional drinking vessel or ladle from Russia. It was oval-shaped like a boat with a single handle and may be shaped like a water bird or a Norse longship. Originally the Kovsh made from wood and used to serve and drink mead, with specimens excavated from as early as the tenth century. Metal Kovsh began to appear around the 14th century, although it also continued to be carved out of wood and was frequently brightly painted in peasant motifs. By the 17th century, the Kovsh was often an ornament rather than a practical vessel, and in the 19th century it was elaborately cast in precious metals for presentation as an official gift of the tsarist government.

ARTELs: The artels in Imperial Russia were semi-formal co-operatives of artists and craftsmen skilled in different fields. Of these, the gold, silver, and cloisonne artels are the most revered. However, little is known about the approximately 32 Russian artels which specialized in the production of these pieces. Although many workers were employed at the artels, the pieces produced were the opposite of mass production; in fact, the works from the artel "factories" were highly unique objects or pieces of art of very high quality, and the famous Faberge would commission these artels to produce their designs.
Condition Report: used

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Best Investment with Lifetime Warranty !!
LARGE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER KOVSH, 1900x
For your viewing pleasure, here is a rare antique Imperial Russian solid silver and gem-set kovsh. It is adorned with emeralds and garnet cabochons, and the matted body is mounted with an elaborately crafted handle and a wide-shaped stand, featuring a richly gilt interior. This kovsh was made by the 5th Artel. Artels were cooperative associations of craftsmen that existed in Imperial Russia. These associations consisted of a small number of members specialized in a specific art and producing a limited number of unique high-quality objects.
HALLMARKS: '84' for silver content, Moscow, maker's mark '5A' for 5th Artel (Postnikova-Loseva # 3068).
CONDITION: Generally Good used Condition. For further information, please refer to the pictures.
PROVENANCE: 1. From a private Russian collector in London, UK, 1992-2021; 2. Curated Auctions, London, United Kingdom (the winner will receive this information); 3. Our sale of this item adds another layer of provenance (please print this page). History of sale is very IMPORTANT for serious collection.
LARGE SIZE: 10.2 x 6.7 x 5.1 inches (26 x 17 x 13 cm). Weight: 375 grams.
ESTIMATED PRICE: $5,000 - $15,000 (significantly lower than today's market price). You have a GREAT CHANCE to purchase a rare item for your collection, and over the years, its price will only INCREASE.
HISTORY of SALES: A few years ago, Russian silver LARGE kovshs were sold on Live Auctioneers, Sotheby's, and Christie's for $15,200 (9 years ago), $70,853 (11 years ago), $115,898 (3 years ago), and $169,000 (5 years ago) - please refer to the screenshots for details. Today, prices have significantly increased compared to those of 5-10 years ago.
WARRANTY: The buyer has 5 days to inspect items for originality, valued at up to $5,000, and 10 days for items valued at $5,000 or more. Items can be returned to the seller for a refund; please refer to the Terms for more details.
NO RESERVE: Most of the auctioned items have NO reserve price. Among the remaining items, there are reserve prices set at incredibly low levels, typically ranging from 30-40% of the low estimate price.
PAYMENT: For this particular item, please use Wire transfer, Zelle, Certified Check, or Money Order as methods of payment. You can also suggest other methods of payment. Canadian winners can make payments to a Canadian Bank in CAD via Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, or Interac e-Transfer.
PAY in PARTS - HOW it WORKS: You can pay for any item over a period of 3-6 months. To get started, please make a 10% deposit, and the item will be reserved for you. 10% means - if you won an item for $550, your minimum first payment equals $55. Simply make the deposit using any method listed on the invoice. The remaining balance can be paid in installments over up to 6 months at your convenience. The items will be sent to you once the full payment is made. NO interest will be added. Over the past few years, many people have found this option to be very HELPFUL. Even PayPal RECENTLY added the possibility to 'Pay in Parts' (please note: we have been using it for a few years!).
FREE SHIPPING: For item valued at $5,000 or more, domestic shipping is FREE. For other items, domestic shipping costs by registered mail range from $18.85 to $24.85 - much lower than in other places. Additionally, for XPress post shipping, the costs range from $48.85 to $68.85 (XPress post offers 100% safety; according to our experience, packages sent by XPress post have never been lost). There are NO pick-up fees, NO handling fees, and NO transportation fees. Combined shipping is available, and the shipping fee for each additional item is ONE DOLLAR.
CERTIFICATE: Looking to purchase an antique GIFT from us for someone else? Our Gift Certificates, available for any amount, are a great option to allow them to select items of their choice! Each Gift certificate is valid for ONE YEAR. You will have this Certificate in your hand. It is a very Unusual and Intelligent gift. Please email us for details.
NEW: Buyers who are satisfied with our service and give us a 5-star rating will receive FREE domestic shipping for ONE YEAR !!
WELCOME: We welcome new bidders and will ship the item according to your instructions.
EXCHANGE: If you find an item in our auction that you like, you have the option to exchange it for your collectible items of equivalent estimated value. Additionally, you can use your items as PART of the PAYMENT for a winning item; please feel free to inquire about this new and exciting feature.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to buy this item, please make a bid now. Any offer is welcome. Lots that do NOT have any bids or have only ONE bid on them will be CLOSED three days before the auction starts and will not be included in it. Currently, there are 700+ items available for preview, but there will be ONLY 400 items in the Live Auction. Please bid NOW.

HISTORY: The Kovsh is a traditional drinking vessel or ladle from Russia. It was oval-shaped like a boat with a single handle and may be shaped like a water bird or a Norse longship. Originally the Kovsh made from wood and used to serve and drink mead, with specimens excavated from as early as the tenth century. Metal Kovsh began to appear around the 14th century, although it also continued to be carved out of wood and was frequently brightly painted in peasant motifs. By the 17th century, the Kovsh was often an ornament rather than a practical vessel, and in the 19th century it was elaborately cast in precious metals for presentation as an official gift of the tsarist government.

ARTELs: The artels in Imperial Russia were semi-formal co-operatives of artists and craftsmen skilled in different fields. Of these, the gold, silver, and cloisonne artels are the most revered. However, little is known about the approximately 32 Russian artels which specialized in the production of these pieces. Although many workers were employed at the artels, the pieces produced were the opposite of mass production; in fact, the works from the artel "factories" were highly unique objects or pieces of art of very high quality, and the famous Faberge would commission these artels to produce their designs.
Condition Report: used

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