Russian Metal Artworks

Prize cup

    Prize cup

    Russia, Moscow


    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; casting, chasing, repousse, gilding

    Height 49.0 cm


    Silver cup with a conical bowl, standing on a round profiled base on four feet, with a removable lid. A composition depicting horse racing is in the center of the body in an oval medallion framed with stylized crocks. The bottom part of the body is decorated with a laurel belt, a scanty bundle and spoon-like lobes. The leg is decorated with a braid, the base is ornated with foliate-geometric patterns, the feet are shaped as sheep's hooves. The inscription along the crown is emphasized by an ornamental frieze: "ТЯНЬ-ЦЗИНСКОМУ СКАКОВОМУ КЛУБУ ОТЪ А.Д.СТАРЦЕВА 1882 г.". The removable lid is decorated with a belt made of lilies and is crowned with a cast figure of a horse rider. The cup is in the style of Historicism.