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A Fabergé silver kovsh, workmaster Stephen Väkevä (Wakeva), St Petersburg, 1899-1904. The polished bowl with reeded and line-engraved border, the cartouche-form handle cast with strapwork, the prow mounted with an Imperial eagle, the base inset with a 1 rouble silver coin of Peter the Great dated 1725, three ball feet, gilt interior.

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elaborately dressed girl with parasol, holds onto her hat, art nouveau gilt border to rural inset, left & above

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Accent herringbone with marble subway tiles. The pencil moldings are a great frame. When you change patterns a molding to separate them makes a statement. If tiles aren't the same height, the molding hides that and the look is finished.

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make border reversed to each end right side up, choose fabric/scene or Picture insets for table runners? lovely - simple - elegant look-dmw

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