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TANKARD

Made by: Pavel Ovchinnikov

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

This piece is architectural in design, with columns supporting arches around the lower half of the tankard. Within each archway appears a panel of floral ornament in filigree enamel colored in predominant shades of blue with accents in olive green, red, white, and pink. on the upper half the floral design is raised above a stippled and gilded surface and enclosed in filigree wires.Lower edge has a border of interlaces in filigree enamel of two shades of blue. Around the upper edge is a rope pattern in gilt wire. Handle has a scale design in filigree enamel in turquoise and blue. Cover has a scale design in filigree enamel in pale blue and green. Next a border of plique a jour enamel with birds, leaves and rosettes in rise, red, white, blue and turquoise. Center has a double headed eagle in plique a jour enamel in red. Bottom of tankard is a double headed eagle in red with leaves and rosettes in blue, turquoise and white, all in plique a jour enamel.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
TANKARD
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1890
Size:
17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.44
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom: St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 88, P.Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic with eagle for Imperial Warrant, LO in Cyrillic for assayer Lev Fedorovich Oleks (active 1890-96), year 1890
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"