Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg
Second quarter of the 19th century
Imperial Glass factory
Colorless transparent crystal, bronze; blowing, brilliant-cut, “golden ruby” flashed glass, knurling, gilding, mounting
Height 14.0 cm, diameter 23.0 cm
Bowl-shaped vase on round colorless translucent crystal base with bronze-rimmed top and bottom edges, with semicircular "swivel" handle. The bowl hemispherical body is decorated with brilliant-cutting in the form of octagonal truncated pyramid, called "the Russian stone", the surface of which is covered with “gold ruby” flashed glass and bottom with large rosette with sharp rays. The rims are adorned with the antique foliage ornament belt.