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Charka


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This charka is an exceptionally delicate example of plique-à-jour work in which the translucent enamel is supported by a delicate wire cage. It's bowl is divided into eight semi-oval shapes. Within each, appear identical, stylized plants with foliage in white and turquoise over red and blossoms in turquoise and yellow. The interstices are turquoise. Rows of larger blue circles are used to circumscribe the bowl's rim and to create patterns on the kokoshnik-shaped handle. The foot, also in plique-à-jour enamel, adheres to the same color scheme.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Marks] On rim of foot: 84, crossed anchors and scepter
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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Period
after 1900
Medium
plique-à-jour enamel and silver gilding
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.982
Measurements
H: 1 3/4 x W with handle: 4 5/16 x D: 2 15/16 in. (4.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm)
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