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Demitasse and Saucer
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Demitasse and Saucer

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The cup is encircled by three bands of decoration: plique-à-jour flowers and leaves raised over a stippled gilt ground; translucent red enamel over a zigzag guilloché ground; and opaque painted filigree blossoms and scrolls in light green, white, dark green, blue, and translucent red over a stippled gilt ground. The handle is decorated with geometric motifs in opaque enamel raised over a silver gilt ground. A cup-shaped, silver gilt thumb piece is attached to the top of the handle. The saucer's decoration includes bands of plique-à-jour and translucent red enamel over a guilloché ground identical to those on the cup. Raised, opaque filigree enamel is used for the central motif: a rosette in translucent red, blue and green enamel encircled by a band of foliate scrolls in white, deep green, and blue enamel. The porcelain liner by the Brothers Korniloff is rimmed in gilt. The Khalili Collection includes a very similar demitasse set produced by the 11th Artel (Rus070).
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Mark] On base of demitasse: 11A.; [Symbols] kokoshnik right, delta, 84; [inscribed indecipherable numerals or letters]; [Mark] On inside rim of saucer: 11A.; [Symbols] kokoshnik right, delta, 84 (obscured), [inscribed marks identical to those on cup]; [Mark] Painted label on porcelain liner: Brothers Kornikoff with Imperial warrant
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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silver gilding, plique-à-jour, en plein enamel over a guilloché ground, and painted filigree enamel, porcelain
Accession Number
Saucer (.1): H: 1 x Diam: 4 in. (2.5 x 10.2 cm) Demitasse Cup Holder (.2): H: 2 9/16 x W: 3 1/8 x D: 2 in. (6.5 x 8 x 5.1 cm) Cup Liner (.3): H: 2 3/16 x Diam: 1 7/8 in. (5.6 x 4.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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