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CUP WITH APPLIED PORTRAITS

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CUP WITH APPLIED PORTRAITS

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Around the cup body are three pseudo-medallions in imitation of real medallions: 1. Nicholas I, inscribed in Russian: "By God's grace, Nicholas I, Emperor of all Russia"; 2. the Tsarevitch Alexander and his wife, Maria Alexandra, inscribed in Russian: "Their Imperial Highnesses Alexandr Nikolaevitch, Maria Aleksandrovna;" 3. the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna inscribed in Russian: "Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of all Russia." The medallions have elaborate frames, each with the Imperial crown above and with the Imperial double headed eagle below. The handle has acanthus scrolls and an eagle. The wide spreading foot is also decorated with acanthus leaves.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
CUP WITH APPLIED PORTRAITS
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1841
Size:
14.9 × 12.1 cm (5 7/8 × 4 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.108.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK near rim: three hallmarks, 1. St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 2. 84, 3. [transcription]; bottom of foot: 2, 3 repeated; A. K. 1841? [transcription]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973