Covered Cup with Large Foot


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Around the body of the cup is a silver envelope with pierced designs and three portrait medallions in repoussé. The finial of the cover is designed as a double-headed eagle.


  • Title: Covered Cup with Large Foot
  • Creator: Russian
  • Date Created: 1745
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  • Style: Baroque
  • Roles: Artist: Russian
  • Reign: Elizabeth I (1741-1762)
  • Provenance: Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Period: Early Modern
  • Object Type: cups;drinking vessels
  • Medium: silver, parcel gilt
  • Inscriptions: Bears the marks of an unknown maker 'VD', who was active 1741-1753. It also bears the assayer's mark of Andrei Zaitsev who was active from 1735-1749. Several marks on rim: Moscow 1745.
  • Exhibitions: Russian Art: Icons and Decorative Arts from the Origin to the Twentieth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1959-1960.
  • Dynasty: House of Romanov
  • Dimensions: 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm)
  • Culture: Russian
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
  • Classification: Gold, Silver & Jewelry
  • Accession Number: 57.807

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