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Made by: Erik Hitelin (Silversmith)

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The sides of the helmet-shaped ewer are covered with large rococo branches, leaves and flowers in repoussé with stippling. Small branches are engraved in the background. The foot is plain except for a row of beading. The same bearding appears on the handle and upper edge of the ewer.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver -- parcel gilt
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
29.5 × 16.5 cm (11 5/8 × 6 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK base: crossed anchors and sceptre for St. Petersburg combined with the date 1794, N. M. in Cyrillic for the essayer Nikifor Moshchalkin (active 1772-1800) , E. H. in Latin for Erik Hitelin
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973