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CHARKA

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The charka is urn-shaped. The upper part (eight-sided) is engraved with an interlace motif. The bulbous lower part has a fine melon design. The ring foot flares outward. The handle is S-shaped.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
CHARKA
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1749
Size:
4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.542
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK 1. partly illegible St. George and the Dragon for Moscow and the date 1749; 2. E B [transcription]; 3. [transcription]
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1966
Featured in publication:
"Russian Silver in America: Surviving the Melting Pot"