A SUPERB FULLY ENAMELED Russian Icon
An Antique Russian gilded silver and shaded cloisonne enamel miniature icon of Christ Pantocrator ("Almighty" or "All-powerful" in Greek), Moscow, circa 1890.
Size 8,9 x 7,2 cm (3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in).
Intact original enamel, no chips, no restoration.
The silver and enamel oklad (riza) is executed in the style of 17th century Russian enameled icons.
The border is decorated with large flowerheads on a cream ground.
The flowerheads are executed in the manner of Sol'vychegorsk enamels of the 17th-early 18th century.
Four cross-shaped rosettes at the corners.
Olive green background with fine filigree work.
Marked on the lower edge with 84 standard (.875 silver)/Moscow city stamp, workmaster's Cyrillic initials 'S.B' and scratched inventory number 9522
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