Wine Cooler

Large, two-handled, raised cylindrical bowl with tall sides and rounded bottom on pedestal base; cast fasces pattern loop handles and applied bands on rim and circular foot. Gilt-washed interior. Bottom underside engraved with three zigzag test lines and struck with six marks around large centerpoint, including maker's mark "JFK" in raised roman script in conforming surround; St. Petersburg city mark for 1771; assayer's mark "И•Ф" in raised Cyrillic in a rectangle; standard mark "79" in individual squares; and two sets of inventory numbers, "No" and "4" in raised roman script in squares and "1 • c" engraved over "4" stamped incuse. Rim interior struck incuse "93". One of two wine coolers, DL*59.2344-DL*59.2345; same date and assayer's mark, but different maker, standard and inventory marks.
Maker is Johann Frederik Köpping; goldsmith to the Imperial Court and keeper of the Imperial silver during the reign of Catherine the Great. Assayer is Ivan Frolov (Иван Фролов).
Currently not on view
Object Name
cooler, wine
date made
Kopping, J. F.
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 7 in x 10 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 27.178 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 7 1/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.0975 cm x 26.3525 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of William E. Shipp
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