Russian Metal Artworks

Glass holder

    Glass holder

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    last quarter of the 19th century

    Unknown master

    Silver; guilloche, engraving, gold plating

    Height 7.7 cm

    Marks: "K.A", "А.F /18..1" (effaced), "84", emblem of St.Petersburg


    Cylindrical glass holder, on four feet, with ornately shaped handle. The glass holder body is made in the form military uniform details - a row of eight stylised epaulets with passementerie (fringe), inside which are placed in alteration a monogram of Alexander II ("AII" under the crown) and an octagram. Plain bent handles with the inscription: "To Vasiliy Petrovich Davydov / Comrades horse-guardsmen".