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Standing Cup with Cover
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Standing Cup with Cover

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This vessel has designs of conventionalized foliage executed in repoussé. The lid is topped with a double-headed eagle, while Atlas, the ancient god who supported the heavens on his shoulders, serves as the cup's stem.
  • Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
  • Konstantin Makovsky, The Tsar's Painter. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington. 2016.
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Several marks on lip and leg of figure including the date 1760
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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1760 (Early Modern)
silver, parcel gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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Overall Cup H: 10 5/8 × Diam: 3 3/4 in. (27 × 9.5 cm) Overall Lid H: 5 5/8 × Diam: 3 13/16 in. (14.3 × 9.7 cm) Overall Cup with Lid H: 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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