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A golden chalice set with 435 diamonds and three gems showing the birth of Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and the removal of the Virgin Mary’s house to Loreto – possibly from Ekaterina II’s own collection of gems. The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

A golden chalice The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

https://flic.kr/p/zQoWHy | Потир. Новгород, 1329 | russianSilver

https://flic.kr/p/zQoWHy | Потир. Новгород, 1329 | russianSilver

1791 Chalice, St. Petersburg, Hillwood Museum IMG_0387 Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC. The home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Photograph by Roy Kelley. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC. The home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Photograph by Roy Kelley. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Chalice, Iver Windfeldt Buch (1749-1811), Saint Petersburg, 1791, gold, diamonds, chalcedony, bloodstone, nephrite, carnelian, & cast glass, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973. Early in her 34-year reign, Catherine the Great became smitten with Neoclassicism, the design style inspired by excavations at the ancient cities of Herculaneum & Pompeii.

A gold chalice that Catherine ll commissioned as part of a communion set in It was made in St. Petersburg by Iver Windfeldt Buch .

A golden chalice set with 435 diamonds and three gems showing the birth of Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and the removal of the Virgin Mary’s house to Loreto – possibly from Ekaterina II’s own collection of gems. The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

A golden chalice The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

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A golden chalice set with 435 diamonds and three gems showing the birth of Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and the removal of the Virgin Mary’s house to Loreto – possibly from Ekaterina II’s own collection of gems. The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

A golden chalice The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

A golden chalice set with 435 diamonds and three gems showing the birth of Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and the removal of the Virgin Mary’s house to Loreto – possibly from Ekaterina II’s own collection of gems. The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.

A golden chalice The chalice was commissioned by the Empress in 1795 and presented to the Monastery of St Sergey.