Russian Silver & Glass Wine Decanters

Carl Johann Tegelsten
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reference number: RS_018


silver, glass

height: 29.3 cm

marks: maker’s mark: Latin C.T. of Carl Tegelsten

assay master’s mark: Cyrillic D.T. of Dmitry Tverskoy

assay mark of St.Petersburg, 1849

silver standard: 84 zolotnik

Pair of silver-mounted frosted glass wine decanters of compressed spherical shape with elongated necks and hinged domed covers, mounted in silver and chased with trailing vines, with similarly decorated handles. These decanters are very much in the English style and recall examples by Reily & Storer of London.


Carl Johann Tegelsten (1798-1852) – 19th century Russian silversmith of Finnish descent. Since the 1830’s much of his work was retailed by the fashionable English Store, owned by the merchants Constantin Nicholls and William Plincke. A leading court silver and goldsmith, Tegelsten became famous for producing services and table wares in the neo-Rococo taste in preparation for the marriages of many members of the Romanov family.

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