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CHALICE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Sacred Arts Gallery


About this object

An overall repoussé and chased foliate scroll design on a stippled ground decorates the cup of this chalice. A row of diamonds betwen two rows of rubies separates this ornament from the plain lip. On the front of the bowl is a cross of rubies and diamonds bordered with a row of diamonds and a row of rubies; this is surmounted by a crown in diamonds. The same scroll ornament decorates the base, and a laurel garland winds around the stem. Around the edge of the base is an inscription in Cyrillic.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
CHALICE
Made from:
Gold -- rubies -- diamonds
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1824
Size:
H. 10 9/16 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.38
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION; SCRATCH on lip and foot: St. George and the Dragon, ND in Cyrillic for NIkolai Dubrovin/1824, 76, F for unidentified maker, on base: 182 years, Inscription in Cyrillic:This gold vessel with accessories has been dedicated to the St. Petersburg Cathedral Church of the Kazan icon of the Holy Mother of God by the State Chancellor in Eternal remembrance of his mother and in memory of the warm faith of her and prayers to this wonder-working icon.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"