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  • Cameo: Silhouette portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna and Grand Duke Paul, dated 1791
    Russian; Saint Petersburg
    Cut glass; 2 11/16 x 2 1/8 in. (6.8 x 5.4 cm)
    Funds from various donors, 1999 (1999.525)

    Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna (1759–1828) cut this glass cameo with bust-length portraits of her husband and herself à l'antique. The piece is signed and dated Maria F.[ecit]/21 April 1791. Glass cutting was among the favorite leisure pursuits of the future empress.

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  • Cameo: Silhouette portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna and Grand Duke Paul, dated 1791
    Russian; Saint Petersburg
    Cut glass; 2 11/16 x 2 1/8 in. (6.8 x 5.4 cm)
    Funds from various donors, 1999 (1999.525)

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