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Sanctuary Lamp

Made by: Grachev Brothers

Currently in storage


About this object

Sanctuary lamp is like a chalice, except that the upper portion is rectangular with four vertical sides. On one side is the Virgin and Child and on each of the other three are two saints. Figures are seen in three quarter length and all are identified by inscriptions. Faces and hands are in flesh colors, robes in red, blue, green and purple and the background in light blue. On knop and part of base is a melon pattern.

Category:
LIGHTING DEVICES
Object name:
Sanctuary Lamp
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg
Date made:
1895
Size:
overall __8.19 IN
overall __20.80 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.70
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION __crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg, tester's initials ac, 88, 1895, GRACHEV
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"