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MONTEITH FROM THE CABINET SERVICE

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

From the Cabinet service. The primary decoration is a wide gilt band filled with a profuse, allover pattern of multicolored wildflowers encircling the rim of the monteith. On the two sides of the monteith are wide ovals painted with realistic landscapes of the Pont Molle, a part-Roman, part 15th century bridge spanning the Tiber near Rome and the Castello di Carini near Palermo in Sicily. Garland of leaves curves around borders of the monteith's "fingers" and a single flower is painted against the white half circle. The handles are formed from carefully sculpted classical female heads rendered in burnished and matte gold. The foot is a plain oval ringed with gilt lines.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
MONTEITH FROM THE CABINET SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1796-99
Size:
12.7 × 27.9 × 17.8 cm (5 × 11 × 7 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.273
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK [cipher of Paul I] Painted on center of underside in blue underglaze. Inventory mark [Cyrillic] G Ch 6016. Painted on underside in red overglaze. Inscription Vue de la place publique de Carini Bourg situé à 18. mille de Palerme. Painted on underside in black overglaze. Text is in neat Italic script and placed on the side of the monteith on which the image it describes appears. Trans: "View of the Public Square of Carini Bourg located 18 miles from Palermo." Inscription Pont Molle Painted on underside in black overglaze. Text is in neat Italic script and placed on the side of the monteith on which the image it describes appears.
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"