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CHAMPAGNE GLASS

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

The lip of the goblet is cut in and completely gilded. On front of the bowl is an oval medallion in white glass with a gilt edge containing the cipher of Alexander I topped by the imperial crown. Below this is the inscription: "Paris was taken 19 March. Peace was granted to France and all rejoiced May 18, 1814." The bowl of the glass is ornately cut. A thin band at the top is cut in a diamond pattern followed by a clear area. Below this is a wide band of vertical cuts with a fin-shaped profile and a second clear zone. A series of horizontal cuts with a fin-shaped profile end the bowl. A knop-like device where the bowl meets the stem is cut like a faceted wreath. Stem is eight sided and knop is faceted. The foot is cut in pie crust like outline and is smooth on the underside.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
CHAMPAGNE GLASS
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1814-1830
Size:
18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.215
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION [cipher of Alexander I] in tooled gilt on white glass medallion Crown is extensively tooled. inscription Parizh" vziat' 19 marta darovan" mir" Frantsii i vsei vselennoi 18 maia 1814 in gilt Cyrillic script on white glass medallion [Trans:] Paris was taken on March 19. Peace was granted to France and all rejoiced on May 18, 1814.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973