• 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 328 A

    Glairon (active 1790)

    Price Realised  


    Glairon (active 1790)
    A rectangular silhouette verre églomisé conversation piece of a family, young ladies playing the piano and making lace, an older lady and gentleman with a boy with a gun and a younger child pointing his toe, a chandelier above, flanked by wall hung busts of Catherine II and Paul I, signed 'Glairon fec:' (lower left) and dated '1790' (lower right), in a stiff leaf gilt-metal and wood frame
    6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in (15.5 x 23.3 cm.) excluding frame

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    It has been suggested that the two young children featured in this scene are the young Grand Duke Alexander (future Alexander I) and his brother Konstantin.

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