This is a spoon. It was made by Pavel Ovchinikov and retailed by Theodore B. Starr. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is cast and cloisonne enamelled gilt silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
Mary T. Cockcroft.
It is credited
Gift of Mary T. Cockcroft.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 13 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/2 in.)
It has the following markings
(a-f): On each handle: stamped "84": silver fineness, St. George and the Dragon (for Moscow), "AP"(cyrillic for "AR" for A. Romanov, assay master), and "P. Ovchinikov" in cyrillic with imperial eagle mark (purveyor to the czar).
Cite this object as
Spoon (Russia); Made by Pavel Ovchinikov (Russian, 1830 - 1888); cast and cloisonne enamelled gilt silver; L x W x D: 13 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Mary T. Cockcroft; 1944-44-3-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.