A set of five "over the top" Bohemian champagne flutes in ruby red glass with gilt vermicelli decoration made for the Persian market. Each flute has an oval portrait of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831-1896). The Shah depicted in the portrait was King of Persia from 1848 until his assassination in 1896. He was the first Persian monarch to visit Europe and, during a visit to the U.K. in 1873, Queen Victoria appointed him a Knight of the Order of the Garter. Height 8 1/8 inches. Circa 1910. Opening diameter 2 inches. Excellent condition.
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