Two bottle coolers, Zacharias Deichman the Elder (working 1731–76), Silver, Russian, St. Petersburg

Two bottle coolers

Maker:
Zacharias Deichman the Elder (working 1731–76)
Date:
1766
Culture:
Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 8 × 7 1/2 in. (20.3 × 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvea Bull Curtis, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.367.1, .2
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: 1981.367.1:
Stamped on bottom: 753
Incised on bottom: No 753
Engraved on bottom: [see image]

1981.367.2:
Stamped on bottom: 749
Incised on bottom: No 749
Engraved on bottom: [see image]

Marking: [1] ZD in rectangle (maker's mark of Zacharias Deichman the Elder, working 1731–76);
[2] IF (in Cyrillic letters) in rectangle (assayer's mark of Ivan Frolov, 1738–79);
[3] kedge and anchor in saltire, 1766 below (Saint Petersburg town mark);
[4] 7 and 9 (standard mark)

Location of marks:
All on both coolers
.2 also marked with double zigzag assay line
Sylvea Bull Curtis (until 1981; to MMA)