Imperial Peterhof Lapidary Factory (1721-1933)
Malachite vase c.1825
Malachite, gilt bronze | RCIN 1708
Large malachite urn shaped vase with gilt bronze handles terminating in Bacchic heads. Mounted on a square section pedestal with mounts depicting Royal and Imperial arms. The plinth base has stylised foliate gilt bronze mounts around the edge.
ProvenanceProbably made in the Imperial Lapidary Workshops at Peterhof. Sent by the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (consort of Tsar Nicholas I) via the Russian Ambassador Prince Lieven, to George IV. Benjamin Jutsham, The King's Inventory Clerk, records receipt of delivery in three cases on 21 November 1827. The vase was placed in the central window bay of the new Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
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