Feodor Ruckert. Moscow. Silver-gilt and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Punch Bowl and Ladle. 1910. Diameter 12" This extraordinary object, which is virtually without parallel, is reposes in high relief with legendary bogatyrs and female portrait busts in the Old Russian style, with flying eagles encircling the base. The bogatyrs hold aloft mugs of frothing ale, all exquisitely enameled in a multitude of colors. The gilded ground has a matted finish. The shoulder of the bowl is reposes with pear-shaped lobes, each of which is enameled with a flowering plant or vegetable. The rim is enameled with black bears in snowy landscapes and with luminescent windows. The handles are in the forms of bear heads with eyes set with red stones.