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ca. 1847 Russian Finift & Silver Crucifix Staurotheke Icon

An unusual staurorotheke icon centered with a gilt metal crucifix set within a shaped, recess against a porcelain ground painted with figures of the Mother of God, saints, prophets, and cherubim. This panel set within a gilded silver border set with paste gems imitating rose-cut garnets. The silk-velvet covered frame set with cast and chased gilded silver cherubim. The wood back exposed revealing 19th-century metal screws. Struck on the underside with partially obscured Cyrillic maker’s marks -Lavrov (ЛАВРОВЪ) with Moscow hallmark dated 1847 and 84 (.875) silver standard. The cherubim further marked with 84 silver standard.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 21-32-SSI-4
  • Size: 7 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. (19 x 17.1 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1847
  • Origin: Moscow, Russia
  • Materials: Finift enamel, gilded silver, gilded metal, glass paste stones, silk velvet, wood
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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