Lot 691

Saint Petersburg crystal guéridon
Height: 77.5 cm.
Diameter: 42.5 cm.
From the Imperial Glass Manufactory.
St. Petersburg, c. 1820. The glass base on a triangular base with levelled tips is supported

by three pressed gilded bronze feet. Double-conical triangular shaft with a central round bar, which also passes through the glass baluster above and into the hollowed base for the top plate. The blowing baluster is set at the bottom with three S-shaped gilded volutes, carrying the fluted ormolu hoop on which the top plate is inlaid. All glass components are elaborately stoned and diamond-cut. min.dam.

Provenance:
private collection.

Note:
Another Guéridon as a tripod from the Imperial glass workshops is kept in the Hermitage (inv. EPC-2682) Despite all the differences, it shows common features, especially with regard to glass treatment.

Comparative literature:
Arcadi Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Arts, Interior Decoration, 1800-1830, Moscou - Paris 2000,
The Golden Age of Russian Porcelain and Glass. To the 200th anniversary of 1812 Patriotic War, Moscou, The State Historical Museum, 2012 (1241907) (13)


Saint Petersburg crystal guéridon

Height: 77.5 cm.
Diameter: 42.5 cm.
From imperial glass manufactory.
Saint Petersburg, ca. 1820.

Provenance:
Private collection.

Notes:
A further guéridon designed as a tripod from the imperial glass manufactory is held at the State Hermitage, St Petersburg (inv. no. EPC-2682). Despite all the differences there are also similarities, especially with regards to the glass processing.

Literature for comparison:
A. Gaydamak, Russian Empire, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Arts, Interior Decoration, 1800-1830, Moscow - Paris 2000.
The Golden Age of Russian Porcelain and Glass. To the 200th anniversary of 1812 Patriotic War, Moscow, The State Historical Museum, 2012.