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A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS DECANTER AND STOPPER FROM A BANQUET SERVICE

19TH CENTURY

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A RUSSIAN (IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS) CUT-GLASS DECANTER AND STOPPER FROM A BANQUET SERVICE
19th Century
Of mallet form with lobed sides and ring-molded waisted neck, with lobed hexafoil stopper, the body centering an enameled gold foil inclusion depicting the conjoined arms of the Naryshkin and Czetwertynski families
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high (2)
Exhibited
P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 23, no. 55.
D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 151, no. 84.

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This service may have belonged to Dmitry Lvovich Naryshkin (1764-1838) and his wife Maria, née Czetwertynska (1779-1854), a mistress of Alexander I. For a similar pair of decanters from this service, compare Christie's, New York, April 24, 2009, lot 86.

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