19. Russian fruit pot made of heavy crystal and silver, in the form of a female figure - the Alkonost bird.

ID-ANTQ-7530
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Auction begins: 26 Nov 2022 10:00
Estimate: 3000-4000 EUR
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Russian fruit pot made of heavy crystal and silver, in the form of a female figure - the Alkonost bird.

Russian fruit flowerpot-biscuit bowl made of solid crystal and 84 silver, in the form of a female figure, a winged bird Alkonost. A modest masterpiece of Russian Art Nouveau. The plot and idea go back to Slavic mythology and Vasnetsov`s 1896 painting of the same name, Sirin and Alkonost, where the opposition of good and evil, despondency and prosperity, are embodied in effeminate winged birds. Alkonost brings prosperity, hope and joy. It is not surprising that she frames the flowerpot; saving with one wing, offering the fullness of life with the other. Physical and metaphysical amulet of the house, hearth. The bewitching, dynamic movement of the figure, spreading its wings, embraces the diamond-shaped boat of crystal. The willful nature of the myth and the variability of luck are contained in the energy of a bird`s impulse, the turn of the head, the face and the dynamic expansion of the beads. The rich, viscous plasticity of open wings, feathers, and women`s hair create a moving, viscous pattern that enlivens a myth that comes to life with the utilitarian practicality of crystal. Moscow hallmark 84 samples of silver, 1908-1917. The maker`s mark is illegible next to it. Length: 29 cm. Total product weight: 2161 gr.
Condition: Good, with traces of use
Style: Modern
Country: Russia, Moscow
Period: Early 20th century
Warranty: Seller Warranty
Material: Silver 84
Product sizes: Height - 17cm width - 29cm
Location: Gallery "Antiqon", Brivibas street 52, Riga, Latvia
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