• 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 9

    A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS DECANTER AND STOPPER FROM A BANQUET SERVICE

    19TH CENTURY

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    A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS DECANTER AND STOPPER FROM A BANQUET SERVICE
    19th Century
    Of mallet form with lobed sides and ring-molded waisted neck, with lobed hexafoil stopper, the body centering an enameled gold foil inclusion depicting the conjoined arms of the Naryshkin and Czetwertynski families
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high (2)


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    This service may have belonged to Dmitry Lvovich Naryshkin (1764-1838) and his wife Maria, née Czetwertynska (1779-1854), a mistress of Alexander I. For a similar pair of decanters from this service, compare Christie's, New York, April 24, 2009, lot 86.

    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 23, no. 55.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 151, no. 84.