• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    A Set of Six Cut and Engraved Glass Wine Goblets

    BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II

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    A Set of Six Cut and Engraved Glass Wine Goblets
    By the Imperial Glass Works, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas II
    Each with tapering cylindrical bowl on faceted baluster stem and spreading circular foot, engraved with the gilt-crowned cipher of Nicholas II and a gilt-crowned black Imperial double-headed eagle flanked by gilt foliate sprays, with gilt rim, one marked under base with incised factory mark and dated 1914, the rest unmarked
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high (6)


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    Engraved by Lavr Orlovsky, this service is believed to have been commissioned for the tercentenary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913 and later used at the Winter Palace and Tsarskoe Selo.