Gourd-shaped standing cups with the stem in the form of a tree trunk originated in western Europe during the 16th century but were frequently made in Moscow a century later. This piece also has designs of conventionalized foliage and shells executed in repoussé.


  • Title: Standing Cup with Cover
  • Creator: Russian
  • Date Created: 1748
  • 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 Petrovna (1741-1762)
  • Provenance: Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Period: Early Modern
  • Object Type: cups
  • Medium: silver, parcel gilding
  • Inscriptions: [Mark] ╨ô╨ô; AB; 1748
  • Dynasty: House of Romanov
  • Dimensions: H: 15 3/8 in. (39 cm)
  • Culture: Russian
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
  • Classification: Gold, Silver & Jewelry
  • Accession Number: 57.808

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