Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Colourless translucent crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 13.8 cm


    Translucent colourless crystal decanter with ball-shaped body merging into narrow throat with flat spout and stopper. The decanter body is decorated with the Bakhmetevs facet comprised of oval smoothly polished short vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", with the top and bottom framed by the moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). The decanter throat is processed with flat vertical facets. The decanter ball-shaped finial is adorned by the flat ball-shaped quadrate-shaped facet.