Russian Large Silver Mirror

Carl Johann Tegelsten
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reference number: RS_070

height: 90 cm
maker’s mark: initials C.T. for Carl Tegelsten
assay master’s mark:  Cyrillic initials D.T. for Dmitry Tverskoy
assay mark of St.Petersburg, 1844
silver standard: 84 zolotnik

A large Russian silver mirror in the Neo-Classical style, the shaped incurved body decorated with a chased and repoussé with foliate design, supported on two feet modelled as acanthus scrolls. The top is mounted with a crowned shield of a noble family; the back fitted with a wooden panel supported by a strut.


Carl Johann Tegelsten (1798-1852) – a Russian silversmith and bronze-worker of Finnish descent. Qualified as a master craftsman in St. Petersburg in 1825. Since the 1830s much of his work was retailed by the fashionable English Store, owned by Konstantin Nicholls and Wilhelm Plincke. A leading court silver and goldsmith, Tegelsten became famous for producing services and tablewares in the Neo-Rococo taste in preparation for the marriages of many members of the Romanov family.

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