Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Vodka fitment: decanter with stopper and short glasses

    Vodka fitment: decanter with stopper and short glasses

    Russian Empire

    Last third of the 19th century

    Transparent colourless glass; blowing, gold polychrome enamels' painting

    Decanter height 33.5 cm; short glasses height 4 cm (each)

    Transparent glass decanter with ball-shaped body smoothly merging in short cylindrical neck with flat spout, with a friction-fitted stopper with flat round finial. Decanter body is adorned with circumferential inscription, realized in the stylized Old Russian font: «ПЕЙ ПО ТРИ РАЗА ВЪ СУТКИ, БЕЗО ВСЯКОЙ СМУТКИ». The inscription is enclosed in rectangular frame and bordered by geometric patterns’ belts. Two thin golden layers with pearls-shaped belt between them are on decanter throat; the body bottom part is underlined by gold layering. The colouristics scheme is based on the combination of red, blue and white colours.

    Transparent short glasses are of plumpish-conical shape with thick bottom. The shot glasses bodies are decorated with circumferential inscription performed in the stylized Old Russian font: «БЫЛЪ КОГДА МИЛЪ ТОГДА ПОЛЫНЬ» -on one shot glass, and - «КОГДА ПЬЯНЪ ТАКЪ КАПИТАНЪ» on the other. Pearls-shaped belt is above the inscription, belt with geometric patterns is below. The colouristics scheme is based on the combination of red and white colours.
    Decanter and shot glasses are made is the Russian style.

    Инв.1204/ДПИ; Инв.1423/ДПИ