25 November 2008
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND AMETHYST CUT-GLASS VASES
Each with spirally decorated ovoid body supported by maiden-headed monopodia with paw feet, on a concave-sided plinth
7½ in. (19 cm.) high (2)
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A vase with similar spirally gadrooned amethyst glass body, executed in the Imperial Glass Factory of St. Petersburg around 1830, in the State History Museum, Moscow, is illustrated in A. Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Moscow, 2000, p. 91.
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