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CHAMPAGNE GLASS WITH A PORTRAIT OF GENERAL MATVEI PLATOV

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CHAMPAGNE GLASS WITH A PORTRAIT OF GENERAL MATVEI PLATOV

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

Affixed to the front of the bowl is a white glass medallion with a gilded edge, on which is depicted a bust of the General M.I. Platov in natural colors, facing three-quarters to the right. He is surrounded on either side by gilded oak leaves. The body of the heavy champagne glass is cut in a series of vertical facets relieved by two smooth horizontal bands. The base is made up of three concentric facets and a gilded knop cut to resemble a wreath. The stem is cut into eight facets that flare outward 2/3 of the way to the edge of the foot. Another thick gold rim surrounds the edge of the facets on the stem and the edge of the foot is cut in a daisy fashion. The underside is uncut.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
CHAMPAGNE GLASS WITH A PORTRAIT OF GENERAL MATVEI PLATOV
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg or Nikol'sk, Penza Province
Date made:
1814-1830
Size:
18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.216
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood"