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Ewer

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About this object

The ewer has a bulbous body and a long thin neck and an S-shaped handle. Except for the handle most of the surface is decorated in repousse. é. There are six pointed ovals around the body each with a standing figure of man in what appears to be Georgian dress, holding a musical instrument. In the spaces between the ovals, above and below, are animals and birds with leaves. The neck is decorated in relief with leaves.

Category:
silverwork
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1864
Size:
26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.572
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK [Symbol] St. George and the Dragon Not recorded in file. Identifies the piece as having been made in Moscow. Assayer's mark [Cyrillic capital initials over a date] A.S/1864 Not recorded in file. Mark of Assayer A. Svechin, served 1862-75. See Postnikova-Loseva, p. 205, mark 2113. mark 84 Not recorded in file. Indicates silver standard. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] I.G Not recorded in file. Mark of the firm of Ivan Semenovich Gubkin, founded in 1841. The mark seems to be early. See Postnikova-Loseva, page 216, mark 2483.
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968