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POWDER BOX WITH THE HORN OF PLENTY

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POWDER BOX WITH THE HORN OF PLENTY

Made by: State Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

The small white circular box is slightly indented in the middle of the body so it could be held more steadily. The lid is decorated with a gilt cornucopia finely tooled with an abstract pattern of leaves and vines. The remainder of the top is densely covered with a group of flowers, leaves and vines minutely rendered in fine black lines or dots. Around the base of the lid is a thin black line. Another thin black line is painted around the body of the box, placed just below the ridge on which the lid rests. Below this near that base of the bottom where the side swells out is a thicker gilt line densely tooled in abstract, regular geometric patterns occasionally relieved by a floral or leaf form.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
POWDER BOX WITH THE HORN OF PLENTY
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain -- gilding
Made in:
RUSSIA: Petrograd
Date made:
1917-1922
Size:
4.4 × 7 cm (1 3/4 × 2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.558.1-2
Signature marks:
signature Sergei Chekhonin On lid near tip of gilt cornucopia. In cyrillic cursive in black enamel letters date 1922 On lid near tip of gilt cornucopia In black enamel mark underside of bottom at center Mark of the State Procelain Factory, April-Dec. 1917, in green enamel: crownless, double-headed eagle with 2 dots below wings in a broken circle with the date 1917 below it. signature Sergei Chekhonin on underside of bottom, surrounding the bottom half of the mark In elegant, distinctive cyrillic hand in black enamel. There are small flourishes at either end of the name. label 33 2 pcs on underside of lid and bottom handwritten in blue ball-point ink label 07 JUL 2000 / 367 on bottom Auction sticker; first line is stamped in green ink, second line printed in black. Removed and placed in mylar and filed.
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2000
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007"