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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND AMETHYST CUT-GLASS VASES

    CIRCA 1840-1850

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND AMETHYST CUT-GLASS VASES
    CIRCA 1840-1850
    Each with spirally decorated ovoid body supported by maiden-headed monopodia with paw feet, on a concave-sided plinth
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high (2)


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    A vase with similar spirally gadrooned amethyst glass body, executed in the Imperial Glass Factory of St. Petersburg around 1830, in the State History Museum, Moscow, is illustrated in A. Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Moscow, 2000, p. 91.

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