Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire

    First half of the 19th century

    Colorless transparent crystal; blowing, grinding, brilliant-cutting, carving, polishing, gilding

    Height 11 cm


    Set of eight cylindrical glasses of colorless transparent crystal. The body of each glass is decorated with the belt of two intersecting waves with smooth oval medallions and brilliant-cutting and round lenses on crossing. The body bottom part is faceted. The painted images on the upper and on the lower parts are separated by horizontal prominent strip with gilding. Golden layer emphasizes the glasses bottom and top edges with smooth bevel.