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Seal

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The urn-shaped seal is cut from one piece of rock crystal and highly polished. The upper part is decorated with channeling. It resembles a series of steps with a dome in the very top. The steps are smooth except for the bottom one which is channelled. The body is smooth and round and rests on a collar that leads to the pedestal foot. The foot is ribbed and rests on the round base. The seal is cut on the bottom. The seal probably belonged to Ekaterina Mikhailovna Yurievskaya, morganatic wife of Emperor Alexander II.

Category:
INFORMATION ARTIFACTS
Object name:
Seal
Made from:
Rock crystal
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
Late 19th c.
Size:
overall __3.84 IN
overall __9.77 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.39
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS __underneath: on right is coat of arms of Dolgorukii family, on the left side is a coat of arms of Yurievski family __beneath __Ekaterina Dolgorukaya (1849-1922) was given the title of Princes Yurievskaya in 1880 after her morganatic marrige to Alexander II. Their children inherited the title. Therefore she was the only one from them who could have coat of arms of both families on this seal. ||coat of arms __coat of arms of Yurievskii family __left side
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems