Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Bottle of milk glass

    Bottle of milk glass

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1830-1840’s

    Imperial glass factory

    Milk glass; polychrome silicate paints, gold painting, covering

    Height 25 cm (with stopper)


    Bottle of cylindrical shape, with handle-loop and stopper in the form of mushroom cap, made of glazed milk glass. Decorated with polychrome paintings with silicate paints with predominance of pink (fusible coloured glazes): flower bouquets are scattered throughout the milk colour field. Large rose bush in oval medallion on the stem with bud is in the center. The medallion, framed by golden pearl string, is in the cartouche formed by bright blue laying. Smaller rocaille with blue laying is beneath the bottle handle. ecorative effect is enhanced by "scattering" of small gold stars on bright blue background.