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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    A Cut and Engraved Glass Wine Goblet

    IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II

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    A Cut and Engraved Glass Wine Goblet
    Imperial Glass Works, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II
    The tapering cylindrical bowl on a faceted baluster stem and spreading circular foot, engraved with the gilt crowned cipher of Nicholas II and a gilt-crowned black Imperial double-headed eagle flanked by gilt foliate sprays, apparently unmarked
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Engraved by Lavr Orlovsky, this service is believed to have been commissioned for the tercentenary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913 and later used at the Winter Palace and Tsarskoe Selo.