Russian work of the early 2oth century, handpainted icon Maria and Christ-child in silver virtuose crafted oklad , 84th hallmark, Moscow, ca.1908, master mark N.Z. (with russian initials) for Nikolay Zverev (active 1908-1912).Marks were stamped twice : lower middle on the crook of oklad and on the crown of madonna.
Literature: M.Postnikova-Loseva "Russian gold and silver art , centres and masters from 16th - 19th centuries", Moscow, 1974.
Measurements: icon together with oklad : w 8 3/4" x h 10 5/8" (22 x 27 cm).
Condition: icon and oklad are both in a good condition.