Up for your consideration very rare antique Imperial Russian glass bud vase from the service (Aleksandria), made at Imperial Russian Glass Factory around 1830s for Empress Alexandra Fedorovna (wife of tzar Nickolas l) and her Petergof palace "Cottage". This service was made alone with porcelain service, decorated with the coat of arms created by Vasiliy Zhukovsky - applied with a gilt-edged blue glass shield, painted in gold with a sword piercing an enamelled wreath of white roses and green leaves within the motto "For Faith, Czar, and Fatherland, ".
The palace was meant to be a summer residence for Nicholas' wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. In 1829 Alexandra was honored on her birthday with a mock medieval tournament, and the emblem was designed for the occasion by the poet Vasilli Andreevich Zhukovsky, tutor of Alexander Nikolaevich (the future Alexander II). The design was used throughout the palace. The service includes dinner, dessert and tea services, and also glass which was produced at the Imperial Glass Factory in St.The Cottage Service was the first example of a coordinated glass and porcelain service ordered simultaneously from the Imperial Glass and Porcelain Manufactories. Absolutely rare piece in excellent condition, consistent with age and use; no chips or cracks. Please, look at the photos as they are part of the description and ask questions. Measuring 5 6/8"(H); 2 3/8"(W).