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

    Transparent colourless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 25.0 cm


    Colourless transparent crystal decanter with cone-shaped body that emerges into a narrow throat with three “waists”, with flat spout and stopper. The decanter body is decorated with the Bakhmetevs’ facet comprised of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", the top and bottom framed with the moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). The decanter throat is cut with wide flat facet, ground mushroom-shaped stopper.