Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Wine glasses from the Imperial yacht Derzhava service

    Wine glasses from the Imperial yacht Derzhava service

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1870s

    Monighetti Hippolyte (Ippolit), Imperial Glass factory

    Colorless translucent glass; blowing, painting with polychrome enamels, golden painting

    Height 10.7 cm (each)


    Colorless translucent wine glasses with round-conical cups, on smooth stems with an apple in the central part, on smooth round bases. The glasses surface is adorned with polychrome painted pattern comprised of ship chains with suspending medallion, entwined with ropes with the image of royal orb. Wine glasses base is decorated with the image of chain. The "apples” on the stems are marked with oblique lines on gilded background. The cups bottom parts, stems and bases are highlighted with the layers painted with gold and polychrome enamels.

    The wineglasses are the part of the yacht "Derzhava" ceremonial service, which was intended for the sea voyages of Emperor Alexander II.