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CREAMER FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE

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CREAMER FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE

Made by: Ippolit Antonovich Monigetti

Currently in storage


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. The bulbous creamer features an elaborated design of ropes and chains in gold, medallions with an anchor or the Imperial orb on a blue ground, and rectangular panels in green. On the thumbpiece to the handle is the crowned cipher of Alexander II on a blue ground.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
CREAMER FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1871-1873
Size:
7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.343.3
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 Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Collector's Personal Museum","Russian Glass at Hillwood"