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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Malachite vase

Overview

Creator: Russian (nationality)
Creation Date: 
c.1825
Materials: 
Malachite, gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
224.0 x 71.0 x 64.0 cm
RCIN 
1708
Provenance: 
Presented to George IV on behalf of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in 1827
Description:

Probably made in the Imperial Lapidary Workshops at Peterhof, it was sent by Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (consort of Tsar Nicholas I), via the Russian Ambassador Prince Lieven, to George IV in November 1827. The King placed the vase in the central window bay of the new Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor. The pedestal is mounted with the Russian and British arms.

Further details

Category: 
Works of Art