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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    A Cut-Glass Carafe and Shot Glass

    THE CARAFE BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1810, THE SHOT GLASS BY THE MALTSOV GLASS FACTORY, 1913

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    A Cut-Glass Carafe and Shot Glass
    The carafe by the Imperial Glass Factory, St Petersburg, circa 1810, the shot glass by the Maltsov Glass Factory, 1913
    The carafe in the form of a tapering cone, on spreading foot, with flat upper rim, the central body decorated with a continuous band of a floral gilt design with enamel, with frosted lower body, the vertical stopper with gilding, the four-faceted shot-glass with a depiction of the Imperial double-headed eagle with the monogram of Catherine II on one side, on another side with a griffin, and with tulips on the two remaining sides, marked
    carafe 10½ cm. (26.5 cm.) high, shot glass 2¾ cm. (7 cm.) (2)


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    For a similar carafe, see:
    E. V. Dolgii, Art [Iskusstvo], 'Russian 18th Century Porcelain. The Collection of the State Ceramics Museum and the 18th Century Kuskovo Estate', Moscow, 1985, ills. 146 and 202.

    Russian Applied Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Leningrad, 1981, ill. 65.

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