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COFFEEPOT FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

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COFFEEPOT FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

Made by: Gardner Porcelain Manufactory

Currently in storage


About this object

Each of the vessels in this large service is painted with elaborate, continuous landscapes populated for the most part by peasants, including men, women, and children. They are shown engaging in pleasurable leisure activities such as traditional games, but these scenes are interspersed with more serious scenes or vignettes in which members of the nobility or gentry appear. A column serves as the central motif on each piece; on larger pieces it is transformed into a pedestal that supports various classical figures. Attached to each column is the coat of arms of the Princes Kasatkin-Rostovskii. The shield is divided into two parts, with the Archangel Michael on a blue ground at the top and a running deer at the bottom. The whole shield is mounted on an ermine mantle surmounted by a prince's crown. Gold bands extend around the bases, necks, rims, and handles as well as the interiors of the cups. The urn-shaped body of the coffee pot is gilded at the spout and has a partially gilt neck, foot, and scrolling foliate handle typical of the Empire style. The gilding on the neck and foot is divided into three rings with thin bands of glazed, unpainted porcelain in between. The shoulder is ornamented with a beaded collar. The arms of the Princes Kasatkin-Rostovskii are surrounded by figures divided into two vignettes: on one side two young peasant men and two young peasant women play blind man's bluff, while on the other, a man sleeps at the foot of a monument.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
COFFEEPOT FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Verbilki, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1820
Size:
34.6 × 8.1 cm (13 5/8 × 3 3/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.29.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK G in blue underglaze on underside of coffee pot Popov #117 (Gardner, 1820s-1840s) coat of arms [coat of arms of the Princes Kasatkin-Rostovskii)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"