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Made by: Johann Myllys (Silversmith)

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

Most of the surface is covered with a neo- rococo design in leaves and cartouches in gilt on a silver ground with dots and punchwork. Handle is decorated as a branch of a tree with two ivory circular inserts. Larger ivory circle crownes the finial on the lid.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt -- ivory
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
19.5 x 24 cm (7 11/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK bottom: crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg 1818-1864, 84, A. M. in Cyrillic for Mitin Alexander (essayer in 1842-1877) / 1857, I. M. in Latin script for Myllys Johann (silver workmaster since 1845, active 1814-1880); on the lid: crossed anchors and scepter, 84, I.M.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973