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Teapot

Maker:
Efgraf Borovschtjikov (working 1772–83)
Date:
1779
Culture:
Russian (St. Petersburg)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
6 x 10 3/4 in. (15.2 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.3
Not on view
Marking: [1] crossed sceptre and two anchors, with date 1779 below, in shield (St. Petersburg town mark) (L. Bäcksbacka, St. Petersburgs Juvelerare, 1951, p. 16, no. 53);
[2] (In English alphabet reads E B), mark of Evgraf Borovshtikov, (both assayer and silversmith) w. 1772-1783 (Cf. A. Foelkersam, Alphabetical index of St. Petersburg silversmiths, 1714-1814, in Starye Gody, 1907 (Ja.), vol. I, p. 13). (Goldberg, p. 198, et. al.) (Bäcksbacka, pp. 20, 458)

Location of marks: both on base.
William Gedney Beatty (until 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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