• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 321

    A Glass Carafe and Seven Tumblers


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    A Glass Carafe and Seven Tumblers
    by the Imperial Glass Factory, St Petersburg, 1829-1840
    The blue cut-glass carafe of baluster form with a fluted neck in three sections, the body decorated with symmetrical portraits en grisaille of Emperor Nicholas I and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, framed on both sides with garlands, the Imperial double-headed eagle and a depiction of the captured Turkish banner and standard, the cylindrical four blue tumblers and three clear tumblers similarly decorated with portraits of the Romanov dynasty, including His Royal Highness Alexander Nicholaevich, Her Royal Highness Maria Alexandrovna, the future wife of Emperor Alexander II, with gilt details and rim
    Carafe 10 in (25.5 cm) high, tumblers 3 1/8 in. (8.1 cm.) high, 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm), 3½ in. (9 cm.) (9)

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    The portraits of the Romanov dynasty were painted in honour of the Russian victory at the end of the Russo-Turkish War 1787-1792.

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    Please note that there are eight items in total in this lot.