Russian Romanov TSARINA ALEXANDRA Bust Legras Paris Opaline Milk Glass 1896. This is a rare and very collectible Antique Opaline Milk Glass TSARINA ALEXANDRA Bust by Legras Paris. This rare Antique Opaline Milk Glass Dish. Depicts The Tsarina Alexandra Fédorovna.
Wife of Tsar Alexander II, of the Russian Romanovs. Is a well modeled bust of a beautiful elegantly attired lady, an important historical figure. Is mold formed pressed glass, well modeled in deep relief with very good design and detail, and is white in color with opalescence. Is marked in relief on the front outside base LA TSARINE, BONBONS, and JOHN TAVERNIER. Is missing the original tin lid from the underside base.
Tall x 7.2 In. Wide x 4.3 In. The estimated date is circa 1896. Antique Opaline Milk Glass TSARINA ALEXANDRA Bust by Legras is in very good condition. Condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing.
Overall, this work is sound, having no chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations. Please see all photos which are a part of this description. Please note that this item is photographed in natural light, shadows that may appear as irregularities are not necessarily chips, cracks, or discoloration.
This is one of a pair of ceremonial surprise busts made in 1896 by the Legras & Cie Cristallerie St. Denis Paris for the arrival on October 6, 1896 to France in Paris from Russian Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fédorovna. The murder of the tsarist family by the Bolsheviks occurred on the night of July 16-17, 1918 in Yekaterinburg.The former Tsar Nicholas II and his family, like the other members of the Romanov family, were murdered not least because the Bolsheviks did not want to leave any potential symbolic figures to the white counter-revolutionaries. The first Romanov to be killed was Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich on June 12, 1918. In the course of the Russian Civil War, other members of the dynasty were eliminated, including Yelisaveta Fyodorovna, the sister of the Tsarina, and five other Romanovs the night following the murder of the Tsar's family. On January 29, 1919, the last four Romanovs in custody were shot. A total of 18 members of the dynasty and many other people from their environment were killed by the Bolsheviks. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change. The age quoted is an estimate based on form, design, research, and Sellers collecting experience. If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly.
The item "Rare Russian Romanov TSARINA ALEXANDRA BUST Legras Paris Opaline Milk Glass 1896" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Figurines". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.