Made for Empress Maria Feodorovna (wife of Tsar Alexander III and mother of Tsar Nicholas II),
The Imperial Glass Factory, St Petersburg, Russia, circa 1890
Diameter 4 7/8 in. (12,4 cm). Height 8 3/4 in. (21,3 cm).
Cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna – interlaced Cyrillic ‘M’ and ‘Ф’ beneath Russian Imperial crown is engraved over an oval raised medallion.
A superb example of 19th century antique cut glass with Royal Russian provenance.