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Wine Glass, one of two

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

Applied to the front of the bowl is a medallion in white glass with a thin gilt border. In the center of the white glass medallion the arms of the Meller-Zakomelskii family surmounted by a coronet are painted in bright colors. The heavy lead glass is cut in an ornate style that is typical of Russian production of the Imperial and Bakhmetev Glassworks in the 1820s and 1830s. The bowl is cut in crosshatch pattern at the top, vertical ribbing between, and deep horizontal ribs ending in a wreath-shaped knop at the base of the bowl. The stem is channeled and the underside of the foot is cut in a star pattern. The lip and foot both have been gilded.

Category:
glassware
Made from:
Glass -- enamel
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg or Nikol'sk, Penza Province
Date made:
1810-1840
Size:
18.4 x 6.7 cm (7 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.32.1
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS [Meller-Zakomel'skii crest] Painted in enamel colors on the white glass medallion.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973