• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 207

    A Glass Vodka Service

    BY THE MALTSOV GLASS WORKS, DIAT'KOVO, DESIGNED BY ELIZAVETA BËM, 1897

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    A Glass Vodka Service
    By the Maltsov Glass Works, Diat'kovo, designed by Elizaveta Bëm, 1897
    Comprising a green blown glass decanter of rectangular section and five vodka glasses, each decorated in orange and black with frolicking devils and inscribed with Russian drinking sayings, signed in Cyrillic and dated 'ELIZ. BEM 97'
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high (6)


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    For a similar set, see exhibition catalogue, Russian Glass of the 17th-20th Centuries, Corning Museum of Glass, 1990, p. 100, No. 54, illustrated.