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CHAMPAGNE FLUTE FROM THE COUNTRY SERVICE (ONE OF 11)

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CHAMPAGNE FLUTE FROM THE COUNTRY SERVICE (ONE OF 11)

Made by: Ivan Alekseevich Ivanov

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The Country (Prigorodnyi) Service was the first cut lead glass service produced at the Imperial Glassworks. The glassware was commissioned by the Cabinet of Emperor Alexander I (reigned 1801−1825) in August 1823, and replacements were added throughout the 1800s. Although intended for use at the Great Peterhof Palace, it is called the Country Service because it was eventually used at several palaces in the countryside beyond St. Petersburg. Ivanov was named chief designer (inventor) at the Imperial Glassworks in 1819; nonetheless, he is far better known as a graphic artist. His skill as a graphic artist can been seen in the variety of straight and curvilinear elements in this design, all of which provide hundreds of tiny angles and corners intended to reflect candlelight and to intensify the brilliant glow of the cut lead glass at the table.

Stems have sunbursts cut underneath the foot and the tumblers have the same cut underneath. Bowls are faceted on lower part. Band of feathers and at top a row of alternate lozenges and ovals against a cross-hatched ground.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
CHAMPAGNE FLUTE FROM THE COUNTRY SERVICE (ONE OF 11)
Made from:
Lead glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
After 1823
Size:
6 5/8 × 2 5/8 in. (16.8 × 6.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.59.1
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood"