Standing Cup with Cover


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This vessel has designs of conventionalized foliage executed in repoussé. The lid is topped with a double-headed eagle, while Atlas, the ancient god who supported the heavens on his shoulders, serves as the cup's stem.

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  • Title: Standing Cup with Cover
  • Creator: Russian
  • Date Created: 1760
  • 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
  • Style: Baroque
  • Roles: Metalworker: Russian
  • Reign: Elizabeth (1741-1761)
  • 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 gilding
  • Inscriptions: [Inscription] Several marks on lip and leg of figure including the date 1760
  • 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: H: 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
  • Culture: Russian
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
  • Classification: Gold, Silver & Jewelry
  • Accession Number: 57.809

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