This large service of 1,050 pieces in total was commissioned from the Imperial Glassworks for the celebrations of the Tercentenary of the Romanov Dynasty in 1913. For more information and comparisons, please see K. Kettering, Russian Glass at Hillwood, Hillwood Museums and Gardens, Washington D.C., 2001, pp. 80-82.
Some glasses with engraved intials of Nicholas II below Imperial crown, dated 1911-1915. In excellent condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."