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Teapot from the Orlov Service

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The teapot has the cipher of Count Gregory Orlov in gold flanked by military banners and as part of the decoration. 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.

Category:
CERAMICS, RUSSIAN
Object name:
Teapot from the Orlov Service
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1762-1765
Size:
overall __5.75 IN
overall __14.60 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.233.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK __marked with the double-headed eagle in black and gold.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood ","Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)"