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Made by: Timofei Siluianov

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The gilt bowl is set in a basket of leaves, flowers, circles, etc., all set with rose-cut diamonds, emeralds, etc. There are four enameled medallions, each surrounded by a circle of rose-cut diamonds. The medallions are painted in blue, white and purplish enamel with half-figures of 1. Christ blessing, 2. St. John the Baptist, 3. Christ with the crown of thorns, 4. the Mother of God. The central portion is a plain gilt baluster. The bell-shaped base has on the lower part an engraved and stippled leaf decoration surmounted by a continuous row of semi-circles set with rose-cut emeralds. Above is a single circle of rose-cut diamonds. Above this is a fretwork in rose-cut emeralds and diamonds matching the design on the cup. There are four medallions in the same colors of enamel and representing 1. Gethsemene, 2. the mocking of Christ, 3. the road to Calvary, 4. the Entombment.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
34.6 x 12.2 cm (13 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK on lip: five hallmarks, 1. St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 2. 84, 3. [transcription], 4. T C, 5. A O
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973