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KETTLE AND STAND FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA

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KETTLE AND STAND FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA

Made by: François-Désirée Froment-Meurice


About this object

The large silver kettle is decorated with shell motifs and foliage against an engraved net background. The fluted collar bears the beaded monogram 'EM' under the Russian Imperial crown. The handle is adorned with groups of flowers, grapevine leaves and scrolls. The domed lid is topped with a sculptural finial of two lovebirds. The stand is equally decorative and richly modelled from intertwined grapevines with hanging grapes and leaves. A removable circular oil burner and holder is centrally placed within the elaborate silver structure.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
KETTLE AND STAND FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA
Made from:
Silver -- ivory
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1848-1851
Size:
.1: 15 × 11 × 13 in. (38.1 × 27.9 × 33 cm) .2: 4 × 5 1/2 in. (10.2 × 14 cm) .3: 9 × 10 1/2 × 8 3/4 in. (22.9 × 26.7 × 22.2 cm) .4: 2 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (5.7 × 7 cm) .5: 1 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (4.1 × 3.8 cm) Assembled: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2020.1.1-5
Signature marks:
HALLMARK: Maker’s mark of François-Désiré Froment-Meurice [“Froment mark” used between 1833 and 1853]; French export mark [Mercury head used between 1840 and 1879] Kettle, lid, inner rim; kettle, handle, foliage Kokoshnik facing right, alpha 88: Russian silver marks for foreign silver, St. Petersburg/Leningrad, 1908-1926 Oil burner; stand, foliage MONOGRAM: EM for Ekaterina Mikhailovna
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2020