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TALL COVERED CUP

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.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
TALL COVERED CUP
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1851
Size:
30.5 cm (12 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.625.1-2
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"