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Liqueur Glass, one of two

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Liqueur Glass, one of two

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

The lower, bulging section of the thistle-shaped bowl is decorated with a brick red colored base or background against which appear several chinoiseries in gilt and silver. The dominant scene comprises the tooled figure of a mustachioed Chinese man with a ponytail and wearing a simple tunic who seems to have just released two birds. To his left is a simple home or structure rendered in silver that is now oxidized. Around him are the tooled forms of leaves and trees. This scene is repeated twice and alternates with a smaller vignette placed within a rectangular tooled frame. This comprises a tooled house or other structure next to a large silvered (now oxidized) boulder with several leaves, all in gilt, growing around it. Below these scenes are three additional gold bands, the third decorated with thirteen large polished printies. The stem has been faceted and the foot is decorated with two gold bands.

Category:
glassware
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1800-1849
Size:
8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.87.1
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973