Description Kolbe, a goldsmith who moved from Wurzburg, Germany, to St. Petersburg in 1793, was known for his large, richly ornamented boxes made of multicolored gold.
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
Cleaned in preparation for exhibition.
- Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
- Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
- Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] J-F-Kolb a St Petersbourg
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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