The ancient image of the Mother of God "Iverskaya" Workshop of N. Mikhailov, Russia, Moscow, 1850
The ancient image of the Mother of God "Iverskaya" in a high relief silver frame with gilding. Workshop of N. Mikhailov, Russian Empire, Moscow, 1850 Materials: wood, gesso, tempera. Setting: silver "84" test, gilding. Dimensions: Height - 18.5 cm Width –14.5 cm Thickness - 1 , 8 cm Brands: "84" tests, city hallmark of Moscow (Great Martyr George the Victorious on horseback), assay master "A.K." (assayer Kovalsky * Andrey Antonovich) over the date "1850", master monogrammist "NM" (Mikhailov ** N., a silversmith, had a stamp with his initials "NM". Products: icon setting, lamp, box with niello , milk jug and glass, State Historical Museum (1835-1860)). The stamps on the end of the icon and the crown are the same. The icon is in excellent collectible condition. No restoration or intervention. Native gilding. Workshop items are presented in the State Historical Museum. * Kovalsky Andrey Antonovich. In 1821 he was ober-bergprobirer, from 1856 he was a senior assayer in Moscow. The master′s mark shows the initials "A" and "K", there is a dot between the letters, a dividing line runs in the middle, the year "1843" is indicated at the bottom of the mark. (1821-1856) ** N. MIKHAILOV, silversmith. Known in 1835-1860. (Cult objects, dishes, rabble.) Postnikova-Losev: hallmarks №№ 2734, 2735.