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Salt Chair

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Above the center of the chair's ogee-arched top rail, two confronting horse heads flank a foiled-red enameled star from which is suspended a star burst. A pair of cockerels serves as terminals for the top rail. In the center of the seat cover, appears a rosette with a foiled red center and petals in blue and black. This motif is surrounded by turquoise rectangles with four petaled, orange-foiled blossoms with white centers and turquoise vines set against a partially stippled ground. The lower sides of the chair are similarly enameled.

Cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Christies Sale, New York, October 21, 1993, lot 54; puchased by Jean M. Riddell (through Leo Kaplan as agent), Washington, D.C., October 21, 1993; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base: VO over 1878 (unidentified Moscow assay master), Adler in Cyrillic, 88, St. George; [Marks] On frame of base: 88, St. George; [Mark] Inside rim: Adler
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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silver gilding, champlevé enamel
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Overall H: 7 5/16 × W: 4 3/8 × D: 3 1/4 in. (18.5 × 11.1 × 8.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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