A Russian chalice-form liqueur glass, after a design by Imperial Court Architect Ippolit Monigetti (Ippolito Martin Florian Monighetti, 1819-1878), Imperial Glassworks, 1860s. In the Russian Style, the glass modeled as a gold gem-set chalice, decorated with polished and matte gilding, the dome-shaped foot with geometric gilt ornament against blue and green grounds, the exterior of the bowl, stem, knop and foot applied with red and green glass beads in imitation of cabochon gemstones, the underside with a gold Alexander III cypher factory mark. Also with an earlier paper collection tag glued to the underside. Height 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm); dia. of foot 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm). For a design for this glass service dated 1861 and preserved in the archives of the Hermitage Museum, see Tamara A. Malinina, Imperatorskii stekliannyi zavod XVIII-nachalo XX veka, Sankt-Peterburg, Izd. Gos. Ermitazha, 2009, p. 256.
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