A cameo silhouette double-portrait
Empress Maria Fedorovna (1759-1828), St Petersburg, 1791
cut in two-tone glass as cameos in profile: showing a double portrait of Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich and Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich (sons of Empress Maria Fedorovna and Emperor Paul) as heroes of antiquity, inscribed underneath the bust of Grand Duke Konstantin Maria and dated 21 April 1791
length: 6.3cm (2 1/2in).
- Please note that the white glass profile appears to be a slightly later carved glass panel applied to an earlier amber glass base.