Pair of « etruscan » vases
This pair of decorative vases displaying innovative form and magnitude is very distinctive of the refinement and elegance in place towards the end of the 18th century in Europe. Each blue- colored glass vase rests on a white molded and ringed marble pedestal slightly splayed at the base.
The uniqueness of these vases is an undeniable testimony to the importance and ambiguity of the artistic correlation between Russia and France during the 18th century. The French influence in Russia was a swelling stream, perceptible in the political, artistic and economical realms. The impact of artistic exchanges and French literary effervescence soared in the land of the Tsars in spite of mediocre trade between France and Russia.