Monogrammist DES

Monogrammist DES (second half of mid-18th century), Rococo jeweller, silversmith. Hallmark: DES. Lived and worked in Tobolsk.
Born: mid-18th century
Died: after 1794

Jeweller, silversmith. Hallmark: DES. Probably descended from a Swedish prisoner-of-war captured at the Battle of Poltava (1709) and resettled in Tobolsk by order of Peter the Great after an unsuccessful attempt to escape from Moscow (1711). Worked in the Rococo style in Tobolsk (1778–94). Made a silver teapot and coffeepot for Siberian governor General Denis Chicherin (1779) and a silver holy-water basin (1780–85).

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