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Russian Tea Glass Metal Holder Imperial Eagle Classic Gift
VERY BEAUTIFUL GIFT!
BRAND NEW WELL-MADE ITEM!
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"ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL QUALITY HOLDER! SAFE PACKING! QUICK SHIPPING! THANKS!!!!"
Buyer:sper6749 (461) Oct-30-12
"Great seller! Fast shippping! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!"
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"Nice item as described; a pleasure."
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"Lovely podstakanyik, thank you! "
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"Loved this item, even better than I anticipated! Very authentic A++++ "
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"Gorgeous tea glass holder!! Super fast shipping!! "
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"The craftsmanship of this podstakannik is superb! The description given is completely accurate, and this is definitely an item that is worth EVERY penny.
You really have to see it in person to truly appreciate how beautiful it is. The pictures, while great, don't do the actual item justice.
If you want a beautiful, high quality, podstakannik - this excellent example of Russian craftsmanship is just what you are looking for."
Buyer Review By Don Buchwalter
SIMPLY THE BEST!
HANDSOME WELL-MADE SOUVENIR!
IMPERIAL EAGLE CRESTS RUSSIAN CLASSIC TEA GLASS METAL HOLDER. "PODSTAKANNIK" IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE. BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENTAL TRADITIONAL DESIGN!
Embossed with three Imperial Double-Headed Russian Eagles Coat of Arms crests.
Authentic glass holder produced by the legendary Kolchugino factory in Russia and made of silvery Melchior solid metal alloy. Superb Details & Craftsmanship!
Classic Russian Standard tea glass holder size. It will hold any glass from 5cm to 6cm in outside diameter (2" to 2.5" inches). Highest quality item will arrive safely packed inside protective original box.
SOLID SPIRITUAL COLLECTIBLE & PERFECT UNIQUE GIFT FOR RUSSIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE MEMORABILIA AFICIONADOS!
MUCH BETTER THAN PICTURES IN PERSON!
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The Russian Coat of Arms comes from the old Russian Empire, and it was restored after the fall of the Soviet Union. Even if it has undergone several modifications since the reign of Ivan III (1462-1505), the current Coat of Arms is directly derived from the various precedent versions. The general chromatic layout corresponds to the early XVth century standard. The shape of the eagle can be traced back to the times of Peter the Great (Peter I).
The two major symbolic elements of Russian state symbols (the two-headed eagle and St. George slaying the dragon) predate Peter the Great. The Great State Seal of Ivan III, Duke of Moscow, featured a horse rider slaying a (or struggling with) a dragon. The figure was not officially identified as Saint George until 1730, when it was described as such in an Imperial decree. The older form (a mounted dragon slayer known as Saint George the Victory-bearer, "Победоносец") was always associated with the Grand Duchy of Moscovy, later becoming the official arms of the city of Moscow. The earliest graphic representation of a rider with a spear (1390) figures in a seal of the prince of Moscow, Vasiliy Dmitriyevich. The serpent or dragon was added under Ivan III. Saint George henceforth became the patron of Moscow (and, by extension, of Russia). Today, the official description does not refer to the rider on the central shield as representing Saint George, mainly in order to maintain the secular character of the modern Russian state.
The double-headed eagle was adopted by Ivan III after his marriage with the Byzantine princess Sophia Paleologue, whose uncle Constantine was the last Byzantine Emperor. The double-headed eagle was the official state symbol of the late Byzantine Empire, spanning both East and West. It, amongst other aspects, symbolized the unity of Church and State. After the Fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453, Ivan III and his heirs considered Moscovy (Moscow) to be the last stronghold of the true, orthodox, Christian faith, and in effect, the last Roman Empire (hence the expression "Third Rome" for Moscow and - by extension - for the whole of Imperial Russia). From 1497 on the double-headed eagle proclaimed a Russian sovereignty equal to that of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. The first remained evidence of the double-headed eagle officialised as an emblem of Russia is on the great prince's seal, stamped in 1497 on a Charter of share and allotment of independent princes' possessions. At the same time the image of gilded double-headed eagle on red background appeared on the walls of the Palace of Facets in the Kremlin.