Description This sugar bowl forms a set with Walters 44.850 (teapot) and 44.852 (creamer). On each of the three vessels there are four cartouches enclosing a phoenix and a young bird, and some multi-colored blossoms, all painted over a creamy white ground. The cartouches are bordered with strands of twisted wire. The remaining background surfaces are decorated with tulip blossoms over a light blue ground. A band of stylized floral and geometric motifs on a deep red surface extends around the rims of each piece. Both the teapot and the sugar bowl have pine-cone shaped knobs and a band of solid blue turquoise extending around their lids. On the teapot is a mother-of-pearl insulator ring.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base: illegible overstruck mark; [Symbol] kokoshnik left; [Mark] In Cyrillic: IL; [Translation] Ivan Lebedkin (Moscow assay master); [Number] 84; [Symbol] French swan import mark; [Mark] On rim of lid in Cyrillic: YaB; [Symbols] circular koskoshnik left, French swan import mark
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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