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TANKARD WITH COVER

Made by: Michael Pitkäin

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

There is a gilded design of grape vines, leaves and bosses in the pseudo-rococo taste of the 19th century. Much of the background has a punched silver decoration. The handle is made in imitation of a grape vine branch, showing the rough bark and knots. The detachable cover has a similar decoration and a flower for a handle.

Object name:
TANKARD WITH COVER
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1839
Size:
21.3 × 15.1 cm (8 3/8 × 5 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.123.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom: crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg (1818-1864), 84, AE V in Cyrillic for unknown essayer / 1839, M P in Latin script for Pitkäin Michael (worked in St. Petersburg in 1831-1839), and later in after 1842
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973