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FOOTED BEAKER WITH PROFILE PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS ELIZAVETA PETROVNA

Made by: Vasilii Nikitin (Attributed to)

Currently in storage


About this object

The upper part is covered with repoussé decoration. On one side is a medallion with the bust of the Empress Elizabeth I (Elizaveta Petrovna) facing to the right. On another side is a medallion with the Russian Imperial eagle and on a third side a medallion with the cipher of the Empress, laurel branches and the Imperial crown. Between each two medallions is a star and above and below are fruit and flowers. About the lower part are three small medallions with 1. a bird, 2. a dolphin, 3. a swan, with a star between medallions. The ring foot is plain. Interior is gilded.

Object name:
FOOTED BEAKER WITH PROFILE PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS ELIZAVETA PETROVNA
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1740-1761
Size:
11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.12
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973