Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Goblet with inscription "Въ память взятiя Парижа"

    Goblet with inscription "Въ память взятiя Парижа"

    Russian Empire, St. Petersburg

    1810's - early 1820's

    According to A. Barmin's drawing (form), Imperial Glass factory

    Crystal, milk glass; faceting, gold painting

    Height 18.0 cm

    Goblet of colourless crystal with cylindrical shaped bowl, decorated with prismatic "step" edge standing on faceted leg and circular base. The bowl body is decorated with onlay medallion of milky glass with monogram of the Emperor Alexander I ("A I" beneath the crown) and the inscription: "Въ память взятiя Парижа 19 марта1914", made in gold. The crown, the medallion and the upper part of the leg are emphasized by gold layer.

    This goblet is a memorable one, it belongs to a group of various crystal objects with milky glass medallions dedicated to the Patriotic War of 1812 and glorifying Russia's victory over Napoleon.