Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Goblet with the Empress Catherine II portreit, image of a double-headed eagle and monogram "EA2"

    Goblet with the Empress Catherine II portreit, image of a double-headed eagle and monogram "EA2"

    Russian Empire, St. Petersburg

    second half of the 18th century

    Imperial Glass factory

    Transparent colourless glass; blowing, cutting, engraving, grinding

    Height 23.5 cm

    Goblet of transparent colourless glass with cone-shaped cup, on high leg-balustrade, that is comprised of two cut with "money" pattern apples, on round, slightly raised in the center, base. The goblet bottom is thick, with slight yellowish tint, pierced by air bubbles arranged as a flower (7 items) and large facets. Two round duplicated medallions in cartouches comprised of curls and roses (above) and daisies (below) are on one side. The Catherine II monogram “EA2” under Imperial crown is engraved in one of them. Double-headed eagle under three crowns, with a scepter and an orb in his paws is in the other one. Half-face portreit of Catherine II under a canopy, military attributes and banners, with flower vases along the edges is on the reverse side.

    Similar goblets are stored in the State Hermitage, the State Historical Museum, and the Museum-Reserve "Moscow Kremlin".

    Инв.4706/ДПИ