• The Opulent Eye - 500 Years De auction at Christies

    Sale 8023

    The Opulent Eye - 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe

    22 September 2011, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A RUSSIAN BLUE AND CLEAR GLASS TAZZA

    IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN BLUE AND CLEAR GLASS TAZZA
    IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1840
    Part of the 'Gothic Service', the flared lobed dish above a waisted shaft and circular socle
    9 in. (23 cm.) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) diameter


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    Ivan Alekseevich Ivanov was the main designer at the Imperial Glass Factory between 1819 and 1848 and responsible for most of the designs for coloured glass or crystal pieces executed for the Imperial family (N. Thon (ed.), St. Petersburg un 1800, Recklinghausen, 1990, pp. 395 and 398, no. 344). Drs N. Asharina, T. Malinina and L.Kazakova suggest (Op.cit, p.91) that the present centre-piece might have been designed by Ivanov as part of the 'Gothic' Service executed by the Imperial Glass Factory circa 1840.

    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Russian glass of the 17th-20th Centuries, the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1990, p.91, fig.41.
    N. Kachalov, Glass, Moscow, 1959, p.243.
    B.A. Shelkovnikov, Russian Artistic Glass, St. Petersburg, 1969, p.166.
    N.A. Asharina, 'Glass' in T.I. Dul'kina, Russian Ceramics and Glass of the 18th-19th Centuries, Collections of the State History Museum, Moscow, 1978, p.181.
    T.A. Malinina, 'On Some of the Imperial Glasswork Services of the 19th Century' in Russian Culture and Art in the 19th Century, St. Petersburg, 1985, p.103.