4 июня 2014
MAKER’S MARK OF IVAN SALTYKOV, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890, 84 STANDARD, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 6783
Length 28.5 cm.
Of typical form with slightly raised and curved prow, the body decorated with stylised foliage in shaded polychrome enamels on stippled ground, within sky-blue beaded border, the handle engraved “A. Nikisch/ 7 mars/ Moscou”.
Artúr Nikisch (1855–1922) was a Hungarian conductor, a founder of the modern school of conducting and one of the most well-known and influential maestros of his time. He became the musical director of the Budapest Opera in 1893 and the leading conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra two years later. He toured Europe with the Berlin Orchestra and performed in Moscow. Artúr Nikisch was acquainted with the musicians of the Belyayev circle and visited “Belyayev Fridays” in St Petersburg, where, in 1888, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with triumph. He became most famous as an outstanding interpreter of Romantic music.
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