Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Wine glass from the Bakhmetevs set

    Wine glass from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass factory

    Translucent colourless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 9.8 cm, diameter 5.1 cm


    Translucent colourless wine glass with cylindrical cup, on decahedral stem with “apple” and round base with scalloped edge. The cup surface is decorated with the Bakhmetevs facet, comprised of oval smoothly polished low 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 cup bottom edge and lips’ edge are highlighted by smooth facet. The "apple" on the stem is processed with grinded tegula-shaped facets; a “diamond (multi rayed) star” in on the bottom center.