A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Antique Imperial Russian Crystal Decanter
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.
A small flat chip on rim of the base.
Below is an identical 'MФ' cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna engraved on a glass vase from the Kremlin Museums.
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