You are here

Vase with Painting of Dutch Church Interior (one of two)

Back to the Collection

Vase with Painting of Dutch Church Interior (one of two)

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory ||Shchetinin, V. __Painter

On view in: Pavilion

About this object

Cast in five pieces: the pedestal, the body in three pieces and the neck. The joints where these fit together are concealed by ormolu bands chased with various decorative designs. Separate curved porcelain handles in the form of acanthus leaves fit into slots decorated with more acanthus leaves. The pedestal and neck are painted dark turquoise blue and are banded with gold. The bottom section has a molded and gilded acanthus leaf ornament. Similarly, the upper part is gilded and tooled with a scrolling acanthus leaf motif that is repeated on the verso of the central part in gold on a dark turquoise ground. Covering the front surface of both vases are large paintings signed V. Shchetinin 1837.This church scene taken from a 17th century Dutch painting by an unknown Dutch or Flemish artist, was at one time in the imperial collections.

Object name:
Vase with Painting of Dutch Church Interior (one of two)
Made from:
Porcelain -- ormolu
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
vase __53.75 IN
vase __136.52 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
__painting, bottom right: V. Shchetinin 1837 ||INSCRIPTION; MARK __cipher of Nicholas I and Imperial crown in underglaze blue; 2.4 p in Cyrillic in overglaze gold __inside rim
Credit line:
Gift of Eleanor Close Barzin, 1974
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood "