Exceptionally Rare and Highly Important
Antique Russian Armorial Glass Plate
By the Imperial Glass Factory, St. Petersburg, circa 1832
The center of the plate is engraved on the reverse with the coat of arms of Prince Kochubey
Diameter 9 5/8 in. (24,5 cm)
Condition: overall excellent, no chips, no cracks, some minor scratches under the base
armorial shield with double headed Imperial eagle in the center beneath
Russian princely crown is being held by a lion with a club and an
Ukrainian Cossack with a banner.
Ancestors of Prince
Kochubey were noble nomadic Tatars in the Southern Russia. The name
translates from the Turkic as Nomadic Prince, Kochu (Nomadic) and Bey
(prince). In the 17th century, Kochubeys moved to Ukraine and
became Christians. By the end of the century, Kochubeys were the most
powerful family in Ukraine.
This particular armorial belongs to Victor Pavlovich Kochubey (1768 - 1834). Count and Prince of the Russian Empire.
Kochubey received the title of PRINCE from czar Nicholas I on December
6, 1831. The Imperial eagle in the center signifies Kochubey's
high official status. The service with the new princely armorial
was commissioned around 1832. In the late 18th century, during the
reign of Catherine II, Kochubey served at various diplomatic missions
in Sweden, England, and Turkey. 1801 - Senator and member of the
State Council, 1802-1807 and 1819-1825 - Minister of
Internal Affairs, 1827 to 1833 - Chairman of the State Council, 1834 -
Chancellor of Russia.