Description The sides of this cup contain medallions with a profile portrait of Elizabeth I, Empress of Russia from 1741-1762, the double-headed eagle (emblem of the Russian Empire) and the empress's monogram EP (Elizabeth Petrovna) placed under a crown. The mask-like foliate design in the repoussé indicates a Dutch influence. The cup was made by an unknown silversmith who signed with the initials 'VD', active 1741-1753, and assayed by Egor Ivanov, active 1752-1758. Cups such as this were presented to members of the empress's guard regiments.
- Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
- Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Saint Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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