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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    A Silver-Mounted Overlay Glass Ewer

    POSSIBLY BAKHMETEV FACTORY, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Silver-Mounted Overlay Glass Ewer
    Possibly Bakhmetev Factory, second quarter 19th century
    The elongated baluster shaped body overlaid in opaque blue and white glass cut with geometric motifs, berried leafy branches and snowflake pattern, with upswept handle and silver cover chased with Rococo scrollwork, the glass apparently unmarked, the silver with indistinct maker's mark, Moscow, apparently 1848
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high


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    Post Lot Text

    For a pair of glass vases by the Bakhmetev Factory with comparable decoration, in the State Pushkin Museum, see Yantar' na trubkakh Tsaregrada, farfor i bronza na stole . . ., Moscow, 2004, p. 119, no. 67, illustrated.