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Tea Caddy


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The caddy, with its sloping decks and elevated top, recalls in shape a 17th-century teremok. Four crowned Sirins are depicted within pale blue circles on each of its sides. The remaining ornament consists of scrolls and geometric patterns in brown and grey-green against dark blue. Characteristic of Rückert's designs after 1908 are the tightly wound wire spirals appearing in sets of six on each face of the caddy.
Exhibitions
  • Old Russian Enamels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. 1987.
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance A la Vieille Russie, New York; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., 1983, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base in Cyrillic with Imperial warrant: KFabergé overstriking FR; [Symbols] circular kokoshnik right, kokoshnik right, 84, delta; [Inventory number] 26955; [Symbol] On rim of neck: circular kokoshnik right
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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Period
1908-1917
Medium
silver gilding, filigree enamel, cork
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.912
Measurements
Overall H with lid: 6 1/4 × W: 4 5/8 × D: 4 5/8 in. (15.8 × 11.8 × 11.8 cm)
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