20 April 2001
PART OF THE GLASS BANQUETING SERVICE OF THE GRAND DUCHESS OLGA NIKOLAEVNA
by the Imperial Glass Factory, mid-19th Century
Each glass with reeded body and cut pellets, a baluster stem and stellar base, each carafe similarly designed with faceted necks, all with enamel and gold foil inclusions with interlaced initials ON on ermine and red mantling beneath the Imperial crown, compromising two carafes, four wine glasses, four champagne flutes, four water glasses, four port glasses and four tumblers
the carafes, 7¼in. (8.5cm.) high
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T.A. Malinina, About Certain XIX Century Services from the Imperial Glass factory, XIX Century Russian Culture and Art, Leningrad, 1985, p.110
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna was the daughter of Tsar Nicholas I. She married Karl I, King of Wurtemberg, at Peterhof on 13 July 1846.
During the XIX Century, few members of the Imperial family like the Empress and Grand Dukes Konstantin and Michael Nikolaevich ordered from the Imperial Glass factory such glass banqueting services.
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