• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS GOBLET FROM A BANQUET SERVICE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS GOBLET FROM A BANQUET SERVICE
    19th century
    The faceted cylindrical glass bowl centering an enameled gold foil inclusion depicting the crowned Cyrillic initials 'MN', possibly for Maria Nikolaevna, on a knopped faceted stem and shaped circular foot
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high


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    Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1819-1876) was the daughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and sister of Emperor Alexander II. She married Maximilian, Duke of Leuchtenburg, in 1839.

    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 23, no. 57.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 153, no. 87.