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VASE (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Imperial Porcelain and Glass Factories

On view in: Ladies Powder Room


About this object

Long-stemmed poppies with leaves swirl in graceful curves up the slim center of each of these tall art nouveau vases. The flower motif follows the contours of the vase’s shape, which rounds out to a bowl at the top and a wide base at the bottom. The art nouveau style was never employed as extensively in Russia as it was in western Europe. Most such Russian objects were created around 1900, thus making these vases a very late production in the art nouveau style.

Vases have large base which narrows, then expands and at top becomes almost globular. It is beautifully engraved intaglio with poppies and leaves that swirl upwards in graceful curves following the contours of the vase.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
VASE (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Lead glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1914
Size:
58.4 cm (23 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.208.1
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
MARK [cipher of Nicholas II] Bottom of vase DATE 1914 Below the cipher on bottom of vase
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"