• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 415

    A very rare glass paperweight formed as a book

    RUSSIA, CIRCA 1814

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    A very rare glass paperweight formed as a book
    Russia, circa 1814
    Rectangular, the red marbled glass with gilt Russian inscription 'The taking of Paris/by Russians 19 March/1814', with further gilt decoration to the spine and pages, apparently unmarked
    5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) long


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    Alexandre Popoff believed that this extremely rare piece was given as a gift to the Russian Generals who entered Paris in 1814.

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    Literature

    A. L. Kusakin et al., Exhibition catalogue, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition from private domestic and foreign Collections, Moscow, 2008, no. 325 (2), illustrated p. 202.


    Exhibited

    Moscow, State Historical Museum, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition from private domestic and foreign Collections, December 2008 - March 2009, no. 325 (2).