Oval Box with View of the Kremlin

Eleventh Artel1908-1917

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

A view of the Kremlin towers is painted within the oval on the box's lid. The filigree and painted enamel decoration of tulip blossoms is raised against a stippled background. A cabochon amethyst serves as the thumb-piece.


  • Title: Oval Box with View of the Kremlin
  • Creator: Eleventh Artel
  • Date Created: 1908-1917
  • 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: Workshop: Eleventh Artel
  • Provenance: Leo Kaplan, New York; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1985, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
  • Object Type: boxes
  • Medium: silver gilding, painted filigree enamel, amethyst
  • Inscriptions: [Symbols] A11, circular kokoshnik left, IL (in Cyrillic, for Ivan Lebedkin, Moscow assay master, 1899-1908)
  • Dimensions: H: 1 9/16 x W: 6 7/16 x D with stone: 3 1/16 in. (4 x 16.3 x 7.8 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.95

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