Oct 25, 2021
Aug 6, 2019
Aug 6, 2019
Oct 25, 2021

Cover for a Pot

Cover for a Pot


Part of a set. See all set records

firm of Peter Carl Fabergé

(Russian, 1846–1920)

Copper with brass handles

The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.511.b


Did you know?

This lid is the cover for a copper soup pot that was sent to the front lines filled with provisions during the First World War.


As Russia entered the First World War, austerity and economy settled into the fabric of life even among wealthy aristocrats and nobility. Not only were precious materials such as gold, silver, and gemstones hard to procure, but such luxury seemed out of place when so many men were dying at the front. Fabergé contributed to the war effort by making shells, casings, and other munitions out of brass and copper. He also made cookware, such as this small covered soup pot, to be sent to the front lines with provisions tucked inside. However, these simple forms only looked affordable. They were still a luxury only the wealthiest families could afford to send to their sons.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.