A SUPERB antique Imperial Russian large silver-gilt and shaded cloisonne enamel jeweled bowl (bratina)
by Nicholas Alexeev, made in Moscow around 1890
The lobed body is enameled with stylized corals and floral designs.
Height 3 1/2 in. (9 cm). Diameter 5 in. (12,8 cm).
Weight 396 g (14 oz).
Nicholas Alexeev specialized in lobed bowls with cabochon stones. This piece is significantly bigger and heavier than other Alexeev bowls (bratinas) which appear on the market today. The coral enameled decorations of this bowl are also very unusual.
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