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BREAD AND SALT DISH

Made by: Pavel Ovchinnikov

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

Salver or tray has central raised section enameled in turquoise in a technique called filigree enamel. Attached to this is a double monogram for Alexander III and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, all wrought in silver. Inscription. OUtisde this is a border of filigree enamel with the lotus blossom alternating with a floral motif in a triangle. Outer edge is filigree enamel, red, turquoise, green, pale blue and white. Inner section has apapyrus flower, then fretwork.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
BREAD AND SALT DISH
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1888
Size:
54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.43
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
MARK; MONOGRAM; INSCRIPTION on bottom: St. George and the Dragon, 88, BC/1888, makers name, double headed eagle, No. 469 (scratched); A IIi, MF; To their Royal Highnesses from the former Mountain Armenians now inhabitants of the village Armavir 1888
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","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"