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Tall Covered Cup

Made by: Sazikov

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

Large beaker tapering upward is resting on spreading foot. Encircling the top and bottom of the beaker are wide bands of elaborate borders that consist of interwoven foliate and interlace patterns. Both borders are connected by the series of almond-shaped medallions designed to imitate large cabochon stones typical for the Russian metalwork of the 17th century. A narrow border of beads alternated with diamond-shaped ornamentation around the top of the beaker simulates gems encrusted ornamentation as well. The cover with ornate pierced border culminates in an elaborate finial that looks like a miniature dome topped with Islamic half-moon decoration. Three ogee-shaped ornaments are projecting outwards from the finial. All decoration is done in repousse. Oxidation process used to increase the contrast between the relief decoration and background.

Object name:
Tall Covered Cup
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
Overall __12.00 IN __ __ __16.12 IN ||lid __6.25 IN __ __ __6.36 IN
Overall __30.48 CM __ __ __40.96 CM ||lid __15.88 CM __ __ __16.17 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
imperial warrant __Sazikov __on base of cup __The double headed eagle is stamped above the name in cyrillic (see Postnikova Loseva #2859) ||city mark of St. Petersburg __ __on base of cup __Crossed anchors inside a circle; stamped. ||Assayer's mark __P·D / 1851 __on base of cup __Stamped inside a rectangle in cyrillic; for Pavel Petrovich Dmitriev, registered at St. Petersburg 1841-51. ||silver proof mark __84 __on base of cup and on bottom of lid __stamped ||mark __I IX 37 __on the top of the foot of cup __scratched on gilt band ||mark __X __on cup at bottom in strapwork __scratched ||imperial warrant __Sazikov __on bottom of lid __stamped with a circle preceding name (in Cyrillic)
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2000
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007","Decoration and Disconnection: Russian Art and the “Russian Style” (Russkii stil’) at Nineteenth-Century American World’s Fairs","Russian Silver in America"