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CENSER

Made by: I. P. Krag

On view in: Russian Sacred Arts Gallery


About this object

The censer is shaped like an urn on three ball feet with an onion shaped cover. The bottom half of this incense burner is plain, with top and bottom borders of acanthus leaves and the initials P and M in Latin letters in blue enamel. blue enamel bands separate four seraphim in open work on the cover. A ball surmounted by an enameled cross completes the top. The chains are attached to a piece similar in design to the base.The base has an inverted acanthus motif and a rope design. Above this is an inscription "Given by Plato [Platon], Metropolitan of Moscow, price of gold and work 1069 rubles," and around the stem is "year 1797."

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
CENSER
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1797
Size:
H. 8 3/8 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.596
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK IPK for the maker and St. George and the Dragon for Moscow; underneath: maker's name inscribed, "I. P. Krag Moscow;" on all parts: 84
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Collector's Personal Museum","Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)"