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Shaving cup with cover and handle; soap dish (part of a set)

Johann Bernhard Hertz (Hentz) (master 1834–1855)

Date:
1848–49
Culture:
Russian (St. Petersburg)
Medium:
Silver; c) silver, ivory
Dimensions:
a) H. (w/ cover) 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7cm); L. (w/ handle) 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); L. (w/o handle) 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) b) 7/16 x 2 13/16 x 3 3/8 in. (1.1 x 7.1 x 8.6 cm) c) 4 1/2 x 5/8 x 1 15/16 in. (11.4 x 1.6 x 4.9 cm) d) 1 3/8 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 6.5 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, 1968
Accession Number:
68.33.9 a-d
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Monogram: a) (on front in center of cartouche) CMI

    Marking: (on bottom of cup [a]):
    [1] A·T, in rectangular shield. 1848, in rectangular shield joined to above (assay master's mark, Dimitri Ilyich Tverskoi, master 1834-1850)
    [2] I·B·H, in oval shield (maker's mark, Johann Bernhard Hertz [Hentz], master 1834-1855)
    [3] 84, in rectangular shield (quality mark)
    [4] town mark of St. Petersburg, 1818-1861
    (inside cover [b]):
    [1] 84, in rectangular shield (quality mark)
    [2] I·B·H, in oval shield (maker's mark, Johann Bernhard Hertz [Hentz], master 1834-1855)
    [3] town mark of St. Petersburg, 1818-1861
    (on top exterior of both silver ends of handle [c]):
    [1] I·B·H, in oval shield (maker's mark, Johann Bernhard Hertz [Hentz], master 1834-1855)
    (on bottom exterior of soap dish [d]):
    [1] 84, in rectangular shield (quality mark)
    [2] I·B·H, in oval shield (maker's mark, Johann Bernhard Hertz [Hentz], master 1834-1855)
    [3] town mark of St. Petersburg, 1818-1861
    (at end of handle on exterior edge):
    [4] town mark of St. Petersburg, 1818-1861

  • Provenance

    Colin Macrae Ingersoll ; Colin Macrae Ingersoll ; Ralph McAllister Ingersoll (until 1968)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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