Each H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Diam. rim. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Gift of Sylvea Bull Curtis, 1981
Not on view
These wine coolers are part of a set of at least nine (as recorded in 1907) belonging to the so-called Czarskoe Selo service, named after one of the numerous imperial summer residences around Saint Petersburg. The foliate loop handles still represent the naturalistic influence of Rococo decoration, whereas the restrained form and narrow guilloche borders announce the dawn of Neoclassicism.
Inscription: (.1) stamped on bottom: 753 incised on bottom: No 753 engraved on bottom: (see cards)
(.2) stamped on bottom: 749 incised on bottom: No 749 engraved on bottom: (see cards)
Marking:  ZD in rectangle (maker's mark of Zacharias Deichman the Elder, w. 1731-76);  IF (in cyrillic letters) in rectangle (assayer's mark of Ivan Frolov, 1738-79);  kedge and anchor in saltire, 1766 below (St. Petersburg town mark)  7 and 9 (standard mark)
Location of marks: All on both coolers, .2 also marked with double zigzag assay line