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Overall H: 56 cm, W (metal handle mounts): 26.5, Diam (max): 21 cm
On Display
about 1829
Web Description: 
This monumental cut glass vase may have been exhibited in 1829 at the First Industrial Exhibition in St. Petersburg, which presented the works of Russian manufactories. It was praised at the time “for its noble form, its color, and the high quality of its ormolu mounts.” A second vase of this type is in the State History Museum in Moscow.
Daniels Antiques, Source
Underside of base Paper label.
Primary Description: 
Gold-ruby, colorless glasses, bronze, gilding; blown, overlaid, tooled, applied, cut, polished, cast, gilded, adhered, assembled. The vase has a narrow flaring neck with ormolu mounted rim, followed by a band of horizontal rings, a diamond pattern around the shoulder, and a band of diamond-cut zigzags. The lower part of the vessel is decorated with deep vertical fluting. The two glass scroll handles with cut floral decorations in the center of the volutes are attached to the body by ormolu fixtures in the shape of neoclassical masks. It has a flaring ormolu foot which is mounted on a cut glass plinth on an ormolu base with disk-shaped feet.
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-05-19 through 2006-11-30
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Russian Glass of the 17th-20th Centuries
Corning Museum of Glass 1990-04-22 through 1990-10-14
European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces (2006) illustrated, pp. 12-13, fig. 1-5; BIB# 92506
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 15, 26, #19; BIB# 65446
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; BIB# AI95179
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; BIB# AI5243
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; BIB# AI5243