Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russia, Gus-Khrustalny (town)


    Designed and decorated following the Fyodor Schechtel sketch, Glass factory in Gus-Khrustalny (town)

    Glass; engraving, guilloche

    21.8 х 9.5 х 7.0 сm

    Rectangular Shtof-bottle of colourless glass, decorated with the engraved images of the so-called "Russian retrospectivism" style, with friction-fitted stopper. The National coat of arms is on one of wide thick surfaces: two-headed eagle with a sceptre and an orb with the Empress Catherine II monogram on its breast - "E II". The Romanoff's family coat of arms is on its other wide side: griffin-guard with a sword and a shield; the monogram "E II" beneath the crown. Images of tulips are on the side walls.

    Similar memorable shtof-bottles based on the sketches by Fyodor Schechtel were made in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, that was widely celebrated in 1913.