Manufacturer: Kaslinski Ironworks
Date: probably mid-19th century
Culture: Russian, Kyschtymsk (Kyshtym)
Medium: Iron, cast and patinated
Dimensions: Diam.: 8-5/8 in.; H. 3/4 in. (21.9 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of David and Constance Yates, 2000
Accession Number: 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.