30 November 2015
A RARE CUT GLASS PLATE
BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS WORKS, ST PETERSBURG, 1830s
Circular, the centre engraved with The Escape of Napoleon across the Neman River, [Begstvo Napoleona za Neman] and dated 1812, after the original by Feodor Tolstoy, on a yellow ground, within a geometric cut border and scalloped rim, apparently unmarked
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter
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For comparable examples from the collection of the Hermitage Museum, see T. Malinina, Imperial Glass Factory 18th - early 20th centuries, St Petersburg, 2009, pp. 186-187.
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