• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 322

    A Very Rare Green Cut-Glass Covered Beaker

    BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1829

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Very Rare Green Cut-Glass Covered Beaker
    by the Imperial Glass Factory, St Petersburg, 1829
    Of tapering cylindrical form, the body decorated with a portrait en grisaille of Emperor Nicholas I, framed on both sides with the captured Turkish banners and standards, the body and cover further decorated with gilt and silver floral details
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    The portrait was painted in honour of the Russian victory at the end of the Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792.

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