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SUGAR BOWL WITH LID FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

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SUGAR BOWL WITH LID FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

Made by: Gardner Factory

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 peasant, 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 the 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. On one side is a scene of a peasant woman in a sarafan and kokoshnik sitting in the center of see-saw plank, on which two little girls are playing the traditional game “skakat' na doske” (jump on the plank). A peasant man watches from one side. On the opposite side, two standing figures gesture toward the family crest on the column.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
SUGAR BOWL WITH LID FROM A TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
RUSSIA: Verbilki
Date made:
ca. 1820
Size:
18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.29.5-6
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; COAT OF ARMS G in blue underglaze, 3 additional blue dots underglaze; crest of Kasatkin-Rostovskii family
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"