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TEAPOT FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE

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TEAPOT FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE

Made by: Ippolit Antonovich Monigetti

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

Service made for the imperial yacht Derzhava is suitably decorated with nautical motifs of chains, ropes, and anchors rendered in gold with black outlines on a green, blue, and white ground. Imperial orbs, crowned A II in Old Slavonic form for Alexander II, and double-headed eagles formed by interwoven ropes enliven pieces from this service. On the teapot designs include A II monogram with the anchor on one side, and imperial orb on the other side both in cartouches created by ropes. Broad black bands with rectangular green panels encircles the main body of the teapot as well as the lid. Spout is connected to the main body of the teapot with additional support. Handle decorated with golden fish scales outlined in red and alternated with green geometric shapes.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
TEAPOT FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1871-1873
Size:
7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.343.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK Crowned cypher of Alexander II [A II] in underglaze-green [Underside]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood","Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"