Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Bottle of milk glass with a handle

    Bottle of milk glass with a handle

    Russian Empire, St. Petersburg


    Imperial glass factory

    Milk glass; polychrome silicate paints, gold painting

    Height 25 cm (with stopper)

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

    Decorative effect is enhanced by "scattering" of small gold stars on bright blue background.