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COVERED GOBLET

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The coconut shell is carved with busts of Peter the Great, Catherine I and Elizabeth I (Elizaveta Petrovna), each in a medallion surrounded by elaborate scrolls. The coconut is set in silver gilt with a rim at the top with an inscription in Cyrillic in two lines. The rim is attached by three silver gilt strips to the base. The stem is baluster shaped. The base is engraved with floral motifs.

Object name:
COVERED GOBLET
Made from:
Silver gilt -- coconut shell
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
25.4 cm (10 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.564.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION three marks on the lid: 1. 1741; 2. illegible; 3. [transcription] 12 February 1889
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968