Jugate busts of Czarevitch Paul and Maria Feodorovna of Russia

Maker: James Tassie (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1735–1799 London)

Artist: After an original by Empress Maria Feodorovna (Russian, born Poland, Szczecin 1759–1828 St. Petersburg)

Date: 1791

Culture: British, London

Medium: Cast glass

Dimensions: Overall: 2 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 7/16 in. (6.8 x 5.5 x 1.1 cm); 68 x 55.4 x 11.1 mm

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Funds from various donors, 1999

Accession Number: 1999.525


Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna (1759–1828) cut this glass cameo with bust-length portraits of her husband and herself á 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.