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GOBLET

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

Base is engraved with a series of sprays of leaves and flowers. On stem is one very large inverted baluster knop above ball and collars. Bowl is engraved on one side with the imperial eagle and St. George and the Dragon on a shield on his breast. On opposite side is an acrostic inscription CZAR (C)ASANIEN (Z)IBERIEN (A)STRACANIEN (R)USIA for 'Czar of Kazan, Siberia, Astrakhan, Russia."

Category:
glassware
Object name:
GOBLET
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
ca. 1690
Size:
26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.224.1
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION C ASANIEN Z IBERIEN A STRACANIEN R USIA engraved in Latin characters on one side of goblet Form is an acrostic, used occasionally for commemorative poetry in 18thc.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood"