Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Dessert vase from the Bakhmetevs set

    Dessert vase from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1850s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Colourless transparent crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding, carving

    Height 23.2 cm; diameter 28.3 cm


    Dessert vase, consisting of two parts is made of colorless translucent crystal. The upper part - hemispherical bowl with scalloped edge and bush is placed on cone-shaped hollow base. The surface of the vase is decorated with the "Bakhmetevs facet", comprised of oval smoothly
    polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboos") with oval "lenses" and "stars", below and above framed by the moulding of truncated pyramidal elements ("stone" or "strawberry diamond").Cone-shaped base is decorated with notches, two friezes of "strawberry diamonds", the "stepped" edge and completed with the composition in the form of cut leaves processed with diagonal notch.