875/1000, 29 cm, 1128 gr
Antique Russian Silver Dish
Maker : Pavel Ovchinnikov
Russia St.Petersburg 1891
Jeweller, silversmith, goldsmith, enameller, merchant, industrialist. Born in the family of a serf called Akim Ovchinnikov in the village of Otradnoe in Moscow Province (1830). Sent by Prince Dmitry Volkonsky to study in Moscow (1842), where he served as an apprentice in the jewellery workshop of his brother Andrei (1844–50). Emancipated from serfdom (1850) and married a woman called Marfa (1850). Opened his own workshop with his wife’s dowry of a thousand roubles (1851). Acquired his brother’s workshop and opened a factory on First Goncharny (Potters) Lane in Taganka (1853). Employed a staff of four hundred (1854) and six hundred craftsmen and apprentices (1855). Appointed official purveyor to the future Tsar Alexander III (1865), King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1873), Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1878) and King Christian IX of Denmark (1888). Awarded the Légion d’honneur (1867) and the Order of the Iron Crown (1873). Founded a school for 130 goldsmiths and silversmiths (1871). Opened a factory and shops in St Petersburg at 35 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1873) and the former premises of Sazikov at 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1900). Member of the Moscow City Duma (1876–88). Died and buried at Kalitniki (Moneybags) Cemetery in Moscow (1888), where his work was continued by his sons Mikhail, Alexander, Pavel and Nikolai (1888–1917).
Size : 29 x 20.5 x 15.8 cm
Weight : Approx 1128 gr
Condition: Surface wear and tear from general usage, along with a few age related specks / blemishes, excellent overall condition with no damage, please see pictures for a better view of the items condition.
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