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On view in: Russian Porcelain Room

About this object

The bowl of this goblet is engraved with a wooded clearing, a house in a forest with a dog nearby, and a stag in the background, all surrounded by floral decoration and the inscription "Health to His Honor Anton Ivanovich Petrov." The inscription encourages guests to toast the health of their merchant host. Several of the earliest private glassworks, such as Maltsov, were founded in western Russia not far from the influences of Bohemian glassblowers.

The bell-shaped bowl of the goblet is extensively engraved. On one side appears a country landscape featuring a small wooden house with windows and a gated yard set in a clearing. To the left of the house are a large tree and a large hunting dog wearing a collar. To the right are a second large tree and a stag. The area above this is engraved with a large pattern of scrolling vines and decorative printies. The remainder of the body is covered with a much lower quality inscription in Cyrillic reading: "Health to His Honor Anton Ivanovich Petrov." Below this appears the initials (AP), presumably in Latin, of Petrov rendered in a much more graceful italic imitative of imperial monograms. The stem comprises one simple knop with an air bubble and an inverted baluster knop containing an air bubble. The somewhat roughly worked foot has a thick ridge and contains a large occlusion.

Object name:
Made from:
Made in:
RUSSIA: Dorogobuzhsk or Mozhaisk
Date made:
Mid 18th c.
8 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (21.9 × 9.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
engraving EGO BLAGORODIIU AND/ TONU IVANOVICHIU PET/ ROVU ZDRAVIE In Cyrillic caps on side of bowl between scrolls and landscape. Translation: Health to his Honor Anton Ivanovich Petrov initials AP Engraved in cursive initials on bowl. It is unclear if initials are Cyrillic or Latin. Presumably, the initials are those of the owner and are, therefore, Latin. If Cyrillic, they would read 'AR.'
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1999
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood","Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007"