Item #290

Very important Russian silver enamel kovsh in the form of a duck by Feodor Ruckert. For Price Please Inquire

A Superb and very important Russian silver enamel jeweled kovsh in the form of a duck by Faberge’s work master Feodor Ruckert, there is also a very unique lady bug on the beginning of the handle. the kovsh is in excellent condition. length is 8″. Circa late 19th Century. For Price Please Inquire

Feodor Ivanovich Rückert was the only workmaster for cloisonné enamel in the Fabergé firm. Born Friedrich Mauritz Rückert in Alsace-Lorraine in 1840, he came to Russia at the age of fourteen to work for either the Youssupov or Golitsyn family. For thirty years, from 1887, the year in which the Moscow branch of Fabergé opened, until the Revolution in 1917, the year of his death, Rückert produced highly original works of exceptional quality in evolving styles for Fabergé, while also supplying other retailers including Kurlyukov, Ovchinnikov and the Artels. selling much of his production direct to the consumer. Although of Western background, Rückert found no difficulty in employing traditional Russian forms – in particular the kovsh – and decorative motifs in his work. By the turn of the century, the Old Russian stylistic elements of his objects were mixed with refreshing Art Nouveau devices, a natural combination as both styles were based on arabesque and foliate forms.