Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russia, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass factory

    Transparent colourless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    14.8 x 12.2 x 9.5 cm


    Oval transparent colourless decanter with sloping shoulders merging into narrow cylindrical throat with bent back rim, with stopper. The decanter body is decorated with the so-called Bakhmetevs’ facet, comprised of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboos") with oval "lenses" and "stars", framed from below and above by the moulding of truncated pyramidal elements ("stone" or "strawberry diamond"). The decanter shoulders are processed with facets, the stopper is ornamented by the frieze of truncated pyramidal elements.