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BASIN

Made by: Carl Fredrik Bredenberg

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Repoussé flower garland decorate this oblong basin with a cluster of fruit in the center. Some of the fruit and the sunflowers are stippled, while the leaves are burnished. Birds and peacocks on the bowl sit on scrolling leaves emanating from the fruit. The decorative elements are surrounded by neoclassical beaded edge.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
BASIN
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1790
Size:
41 x 28.6 cm (16 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.49
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK two hallmarks, 1. crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg, 2. four initials only partly legible edge
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)"