Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Glass with the portrait of Emperor Nicholas I

    Glass with the portrait of Emperor Nicholas I

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840s

    P. Semechkin and K. Terebenev workshop

    Transparent colourless glass; gold and silver painting, decalcomania

    Height 8.7 cm, diameter 7.5 cm


    Cylindrical glass made of transparent colourless glass. The glass body is decorated with octagonal elongated margin with black and white printed portrait of Emperor Nicholas I in general’s dress-coat, with ribbon and star of the St. Andrew the First-Called order, the 1st Class St. Vladimir order (1823), connected with the badge of the English Order of the Garter (1827), the Netherlands Lion order (1819) and the medal "For Russian -Turkish War of 1828-1829".
    The portrait, based on one of the original engravings by F. Kruger (1797-1857), is located in oval medallion with the inscription in Cyrillic circle wise and is flanked by the trophies in the form of banners, cannons and cannonballs. The margin is surrounded by gold border. The glass opposite side by gold and silver painted comprised from foliage offshoots with flowers and leaves. Gold layer emphasizes the bottom and the welt.