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TRAY FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA

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TRAY FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA

Made by: François-Désirée Froment-Meurice


About this object

The monumental rectangular tray with scalloped borders and scroll-shaped handles is decorated with bands of flowers, clusters of grapes, geometric patterns, and rocaille motifs. A large monogram 'EM' topped by the Russian Imperial crown is engraved within in a central cartouche with scrolled border.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
TRAY FROM A SERVICE MADE FOR GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA MIKHAILOVNA OF RUSSIA
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1848-1851
Size:
2 1/4 × 35 × 27 1/4 in. (5.7 × 88.9 × 69.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2020.1.6
Signature marks:
HALLMARK: French export mark [Mercury head used between 1840 and 1879]; kokoshnik facing right, alpha 88: Russian silver marks for foreign silver, St. Petersburg/Leningrad, 1908-1926 Border MONOGRAM: EM for Ekaterina Mikhailovna
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2020