A Rare Miniature Cut-Glass Carafe and Tumbler from the Emperor's Own Service for the Countryside Residence

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BY THE IMPERIAL GLASS FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1840

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A Rare Miniature Cut-Glass Carafe and Tumbler from the Emperor's Own Service for the Countryside Residence

by the Imperial Glass Factory, St Petersburg, circa 1840

The cut-glass carafe of cylindrical form on a circular base, with tapering neck, the body decorated with the coat of arms of the Emperor's Countryside Residence, 'Alexandria', a gold sabre on a blue shield set within a wreath of white roses with the motto For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland, the cylindrical tumbler similarly decorated

Carafe 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.), tumbler 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high (2)