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Plate

Manufacturer:
Kaslinski Ironworks
Date:
probably mid-19th century
Culture:
Russian, Kyschtymsk (Kyshtym)
Medium:
Iron, cast and patinated
Dimensions:
3/4 × 8 5/8 in. (1.9 × 21.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
Gift of David and Constance Yates, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.423
Not on view
Plates of this design were made in ironworks from Coalbrookdale, England, to Kyshtym in the Ural Mountains of Russia, as well as in a number of foundries in Central Europe. The relative inexpensiveness of the medium was suited to the means of a growing middle class; its manufacture supplied middle-class patrons with decorative objects. The lacelike design, probably of Prussian origin, is in the Gothic Revival style, which was popular throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, extending into a Russia that was increasingly open to Western influence.
Marking: On back, cast: Manufactory marks: a seal with a double-headed eagle displayed beneath an Imperial crown; KAC31903 within a rectangle; [Russian lettering] with a rectangle; (on the back) (stamped on the model): XN3.
David and Constance Yates (until 2000; to MMA)
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