Kaslinski Ironworks (Russian)
Cast iron; Diam. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Gift of David and Constance Yates, 2000 (2000.423)
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.