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MONTEITH FROM THE DOWRY SERVICE FOR GRAND DUCHESS MARIA PAVLOVNA, ONE OF FIVE

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MONTEITH FROM THE DOWRY SERVICE FOR GRAND DUCHESS MARIA PAVLOVNA, ONE OF FIVE

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

The primary decoration is a wide gilt band filled with large pink roses interspersed with classical, vegetal ornament within a geometric band. On the two sides of the monteith are wide ovals painted with realistic landscapes of 1) the overgrown ruins of the Public Baths at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli and 2) the Tomb of Cecilia Metella on the Appian Way. Garland of leaves curves around borders of the monteith's "fingers" and a single classical ornament 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 DOWRY SERVICE FOR GRAND DUCHESS MARIA PAVLOVNA, ONE OF FIVE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1799-1804
Size:
12.7 x 28.6 x 17.5 cm (5 x 11 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.275
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK Initials or symbol scratched in paste before glazing (M?) [On underside, below the Hillwood accession number 275] Initial or symbol is unclear, but it resembles somewhat a mark on the underside of 25.273. INSCRIPTION Sepulchre de Cecile Metella. / Terme publiche in Villa Adriana. [In black overglaze on underside of monteith]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973