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A RARE COMMEMORATIVE CUT GLASS GOBLET
A RARE COMMEMORATIVE CUT GLASS GOBLET

BY THE IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS OR BAKHMETEV GLASSWORKS, RUSSIA, CIRCA 1814

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A RARE COMMEMORATIVE CUT GLASS GOBLET
BY THE IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS OR BAKHMETEV GLASSWORKS, RUSSIA, CIRCA 1814
Funnel-shaped bowl cut with fine diamond pattern, with wide gilt rim, with a circular white glass medallion with a gilt edge, painted in sepia tones with a miniature of Count Wittgenstein in profile facing left and inscribed in Russian ‘Count Wittgenstein’, the foot with pie-crust edge, unmarked
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
Provenance
Collection Alexandre Djanchieff.
By descent to the present owner.

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Lot Essay

For comparable goblets from the State Hermitage collection, see T. Malinina, Imperial Glass Factory 18th - early 20th centuries, St Petersburg, 2009, p. 124.

After the victorious end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814, the Imperial Glassworks and the Bakhmetev Factory produced a whole series of items, including tumblers, mugs and goblets, devoted to war heroes and events. They were decorated with portraits of celebrated military leaders, including Count Peter Wittgenstein, Prince Mikhail Kutuzov and others, all reproduced on white glass medallions.

For similar glass beakers from the 1812 Exhibition, see Exhibition Catalogue, V. Bojovskii, Vystavka 1812 Goda, Moscow, 1913, p. 145, nos. 713-714. For other glass objects with similar inscription, see Prince A.D. Obolenskii, 150 Years of Nikolskii Bachmetevskii Crystal Factory, St Petersburg, 1914, pl. VII.

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