Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with stopper from the “Property” dinner set of the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich

    Decanter with stopper from the “Property” dinner set of the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich

    Russian Empire

    The 1860-1870s

    Imperial glass factory

    Colorless transparent crystal; grinding, engraving, blowing

    Height 25.5 cm, diameter 11.5 cm

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    Conical decanter of colourless transparent crystal with faceted shoulders merging in high narrow faceted throat with flat spout and stopper. The decanter body is processed with wide polished vertical facets and decorated with the cipher of the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich - "МН" beneath the Imperial crown made in the technique of shallow matte engraving on one side and the star of the Order of St. Andrew, the First-Called with the motto "For faith and faithfulness" against the background of two crossed cannon trunks on the other. The decanter base is polished with oval petal facets. 


    Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1832-1909) - the youngest son of the Emperor Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The whole life of the Grand Duke was devoted to military service. He participated in the Crimean Company, commanded the Caucasian Army, from 1862 to 1881. He was the governor in the Caucasus. In 1860, he obtained the rank of a 4-star general; was honorary vice-president of the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Academy.

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