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DECANTER FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE

Made by: Ippolit Antonovich Monigetti

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

Service made for the imperial yacht Derzhava is suitably decorated with nautical motifs of chains, ropes, and anchors rendered in gold with black outlines on a green, blue, and white ground. Imperial orbs, crowned A II in Old Slavonic form for Alexander II, and double-headed eagles formed by interwoven ropes enliven pieces from this service. The decanter, designed in the style of a Turkish decanter, has a broad, bulbous-shaped bowl and a high, narrow neck. Chains and ropes are interwoven in a manner reminiscent of Old Russian strapwork to form two imperial double-headed border. Other designs include A II monogram on one side, and imperial orb with an anchor on the other side both in cartouches created by ropes. On a clear ground these motifs are painted in gold, green and blue.

Object name:
DECANTER FROM THE DERZHAVA SERVICE
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1871-1873
Size:
12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.479.1-2
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
MONOGRAM: Crowned cypher A II for Alexander II [On body]
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1988