Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with monogram “MH”

    Decanter with monogram “MH”

    Russian Empire


    Imperial glass factory

    Transparent colourless crystal; polishing, engraving

    Height 25.5 cm; diameter 11.5 cm

    Decanter made of lead crystal, with narrow neck, the body resembles cylinder, gradually narrowed to the top, with wide polished vertical facets. Initials "MN" beneath the imperial crown made in the technique of shallow matte engraving are on the decanter body. The initials are the monogram of the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich (1832-1909), the youngest son of the Emperor Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. 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.

    Probably, the decanter is a part of the set belonging to the Grand Duke.