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CHARKA

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The main portion is urn shaped and the upper octagonal portion is decorated with a motif of two interlaced V's on a stippled ground. The lower portion is lobate and the handle is a double C.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
CHARKA
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1779
Size:
4 × 6.7 cm (1 9/16 × 2 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.52
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK bottom: three hallmarks, 1. St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 2. 1779 A. A. in Cyrillic for Andrei Andreev, essayer in 1771-1779, 3. Ie A K in a heart-shaped reserve for unknown workmaster active in 1777-1778; mark number 1 is repeated on front of handle and also the French import mark, used after 1895
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973