Malachite Urn and Pedestal circa 1830 by danapommet ()
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Found this relic of the gilded age, in the Lightner Museum in Saint Augustine, Florida. It was on display in the United States, at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, in Chicago, Illinois. It was on loan from the winter palace, of the Russian Czar, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The mosaic design is created from malachite, a copper ore from the Ural Mountains in Russia. Information from the display with no explanation as to why it is still in the United States. The actual urn and pedestal is about 3 feet (.9144 meters) high and fills the room where it is on display. It will zoom nicely.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (28)
Erestorfan () 3:46AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
That is TOTALLY beautiful!!! Malachite is my favorite stone to see things made out of. I have two pendants made from it and it is just awesome looking. This vase/urn is just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!!
eekdog () 4:37AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
good info and ca[ture, Dana. always enjoy the photos and info you provide us. has a great design and green color.. best lg..
durleybeachbum () 5:34AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Splendiferous ! A gorgeous object and I love that your photo shows due how it looks in the room.
jayfar () 6:21AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
You have 'urned' yourself some good points here Dana - beautiful shot my friend.
SunriseGirl () 6:32AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Beautiful stone in that urn. I also like the way you show the size of it by including the entire room in the photo.
Katraz () 8:03AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Wow what i great object I love Malachite I have some small specimens of It in the raw but that is beautiful, as to your comment about why it's still in the US, I did wonder If It was because of the Russian Revolution but that was twenty years later.
T.Rex () 8:45AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Beautiful photo of an exquisite work of art. I wonder if it is all one solid piece of malachite. In such case, this is extremely rare. Thanks for comment on my last post. Keep up the good work! :-)
dochtersions () 10:02AM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Indeed, how impressing this is to discover all the subtle things in this wonderful shown, amazing room. Zoom is a must, to admire all the grace, the beautiful light, and so much more on this excellent taken photo, Dana. Really something very special, my friend.
CavalierLady () 1:11PM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Gorgeous, Dana! The urn is stunning and love the gilded (?) branches. Beautifully photographed.
Faemike55 () 3:14PM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Very beautiful urn and pedestal Great capture, Dana thanks for sharing this discovery with us
RodS () 5:38PM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Wow - that is a fantastic piece! A great discovery, and a beautiful photo, Dana! Putin must have missed this one....:-P
caty77 () 8:51PM | Sun, 09 August 2015
Malachite is beautiful stone, but dangerous if it's not polish. This is a great urn! Have a good day!
MrsRatbag () 10:47PM | Mon, 10 August 2015
A beautiful piece, but probably a bit heavy to move for dusting...I don't think I have a room it would fit into!
wysiwig () 3:45AM | Fri, 14 August 2015
Gorgeous color and patterns. One of my favorite stones. The Mayans also used it and I have a Mayan head in malachite my parents left me.
K_T_Ong () 7:59PM | Mon, 14 September 2015
Fine-looking urn in an equally finely-furnished setting. Like the warm ambience of the place.
Can I pilfer some of the nice trinkets sitting in the glass display cases in the background?