European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Sugar BowlMade in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Asia
Carl Johan Tegelsten, Finnish (active St. Petersburg), 1798 - 1852
Gilded silver, ivory
1963-186-8Gift of Mrs. Eugenia Clair Smith, 1963
LabelThis sugar bowl is part of an impressive service made for the third son of Czar Nicholas I of Russia, the Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich. His initials and arms are engraved on the silver pieces. Decorated with naturalistic branches and flowers applied over curving forms, the set evokes the elaborate Rococo Revival style that reached its height at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London and remained popular in England as well as France and Russia until the 1870s.
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