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Coffeepot from the Orlov Service

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Coffeepot from the Orlov Service

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - Second Floor Hall - Case 3 - Shelf A1

About this object

Motifs of military banners and cannons, as well as the cipher of Count Grigorii Grigor'evich Orlov, decorate this coffeepot from the Orlov service. Rococo in shape, the lid and bottom sections are finely painted with a fish-scale design in gold on a dark cobalt blue ground. Romancing putti sitting on a grassy mound form the handle of the lid. The spout and handle are gilded.

Object name:
Culinary Container
Made from:
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
H. 7 1/4 in., W. 7 in.
overall __18.42 CM __17.78 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __marked with the double-headed eagle in black and gold and circle and arrow impressed in porcelain
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Pageant of the Tsars: the Romanov Coronation Albums, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 2013
A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great’s Art Patronage, Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art; Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Feb 14 - June 8, 2014
Five Centuries of Russian Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan 12, 1995 - Jun 11, 1995
Featured in publication:
Odom, Anne. Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood. Edited by Nancy Eickel. The Hillwood Collection Series. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 1999.
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.