Card Case


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

On the front of the case, the Jack of Diamonds, holding a battle ax, is represented in green and red translucent champlevé enamel over silver foil. The Jack's facial features and hand, however, are engraved. The case's sides are striated, and its back is covered with a trellis pattern in blue champlevé enamel against a silver ground.

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  • Title: Card Case
  • Creator: Pavel Ovchinnikov (Russian, 1830 - 1888)
  • Date Created: 1874
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Pavel Ovchinnikov (Russian, 1830 - 1888)
  • Provenance: A la Vieille Cité, Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., February 5, 1985, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
  • Object Type: boxes; card cases
  • Medium: silver, silver gilding, translucent champlevé enamel over foil
  • Inscriptions: [Mark] On inside lid and on inside bottom in Cyrillic: Imperial warrant over POvchinnikov, AS over 1874; [Mark] French import marks on edge of rim: ET ET, unidentified mark
  • Dimensions: H: 3 1/2 x W: 2 1/4 x D: 5/8 in. (8.89 x 5.72 x 1.59 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Precious Stones & Gems
  • Accession Number: 44.727

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