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COFFEEPOT WITH VIEWS OF THE RED GATES (KRASNYE VOROTA) AND THE SUKHAREV TOWER, MOSCOW

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COFFEEPOT WITH VIEWS OF THE RED GATES (KRASNYE VOROTA) AND THE SUKHAREV TOWER, MOSCOW

Made by: Vasilii Semenov

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Except for the handle, spout and base, there is an all over arabesque design in niello on a stippled gilt ground. On each side is a medallion with a view of the Red Gates and Sukharev Tower in niello on silver. Two medallions on cover are left vacant for the monogram of the owner. There are two ivory circles on the handle and one inside the finial on the cover.

Category:
niellos
Object name:
COFFEEPOT WITH VIEWS OF THE RED GATES (KRASNYE VOROTA) AND THE SUKHAREV TOWER, MOSCOW
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello -- ivory (?)
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1884
Size:
H. 6 7/8 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.77
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom: St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 84 in a square for silver standard, VP in Cyrillic for unknown essayer in 1883-1886 /1884, P.Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic under double headed eagle (retailor); inside the lid: St. George and the Dragon, VS in Cyrillic for Semenov, Vasilii (workmaster), illegible mark
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973