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DECANTER FROM A VODKA SET

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Decanter has bulbous body, a round foot and a long neck with stopper. On two sides are ovoid medallions with views of the Kremlin walls and buildings in niello on a silver ground. On two other sides are smaller medallions with inscriptions in Russian engraved on a gilded ground. Background has an all ovber vine scroll in niello on a stippled gilt ground. Foot is gilded. Neck has three gilded bands and two bands with nielloed all over vine scrolls on a gilt ground. Stopper has a globe at top and is gilded.

Object name:
DECANTER FROM A VODKA SET
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1880
Size:
22.9 cm (9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.75.2-3
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 84 in a square for silver standard, FR
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973