A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS
A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS
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A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:25,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

A PAIR OF RUSSIAN ORLETZ RHODONITE AND KALGAN JASPER TAZZE ON PEDESTALS CIRCA 1860, BY THE EKATERINBURG IMPERIAL LAPIDARY WORKS


the circular dishes on turned socles, on baluster shaped faceted square pedestals

26cm. high, 23cm. diameter; 10¼in., 9in.

Condition Report

In overall good condition. Each with a chip to top of kalgan jasper stem and some glue residues. Otherwise with very minor scratches and chipping to edges. Decorative.


"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."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The combination of these two characterful Russian hardstones - Orletz rhodonite and Kalgan grey jasper - result in charming objects which would be highly attractive for collectors and visitors to Russia. In the mid-19th century, with many wealthy travellers completing the Northern Grand Tour, which included Russia, and, who would be dazzled by the monumental hardstone objects in the Hermitage and great aristocratic palaces. Demand grew for smaller versions of these treasures admired and examples of drawings from the Imperial State Archive for similar pieces exist, such as the one illustrated here (fig.1). Rhodonite and jasper, both found in the Ural mountains, were particularly employed in the Ekaterinburg Imperial Lapidary Works and Orletz rhodonite, with a deeper and stronger colour than regular rhodonite was saved for pieces of the best quality. 

STONE: Marble and Hardstones
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