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


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.