A heavy solid silver Tsar Alexander I period charger with embossed rim of palmettes, measuring 27.8cm in diameter and weighing 945g, stamped to the underside with assay marks for 84 Zolotniki silver (.875), date mark 1814, assayer’s mark of Aleksander Ilyich Yashenkov, active in St. Petersburg 1795-1826 and maker´s mark of Georg Friedrich Pomo, active in St. Petersburg 1787-1825.
Georg Friedrich Pomo (Pameau) (active 1787 – c.1825) was a prominent silversmith: born in St. Petersburg and apprenticed to his Austrian father, Herman Friedrich Pomo, Georg (sometimes Egor) became a master in 1797 and remained active until at least 1825. Although few examples of his output survive, we know that he completed a number of prestigious orders for the Russian Imperial Court preserved in the Kremlin Armoury, the Hermitage Museum and elsewhere. Among these are herald’s staffs for the Russian orders of Alexander Nevsky, St. Anne and St. Catherine circa 1797, an impressive desk set gifted by St. Petersburg merchants to Alexander I on the occasion of his coronation in 1801 and a silver dowry service for Grand Duchess Ekaterina Pavlovna in 1809.
Following further Imperial commissions, Pomo was entrusted with a monumental table service for the dowry of Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna (1795-1865), youngest daughter of Paul I, sister of Alexander I and Nicholas I, for her marriage to the Dutch Crown Prince William of Orange in 1816. (Source: Dr. Ludmila Dementieva of the State Historical Museum, Moscow, on behalf of Bonham´s, 2021).
It is possible that this heavy charger may have been created as a part of this service.
Condition: In a used, antique but good condition.
This lot will be carefully packaged and sent by registered and insured mail.
in Interieur en decoratie / Zilver en goud