Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Second half of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Colorless transparent glass, bronze; blowing, grinding, gold and silver painting, casting, knurling, chasing, gilding

    16.5 x 16.2 x 13.1 cm

    Marks: on the glass holder “МЕС”


    Cylindrical colorless transparent glass tumbler, with detachable bronze lid with grip, in bronze glass holder. The glass body is processed with smoothly grinded low vertical reliefs ("bamboos"), complemented by floral gold and silver painting. The bottom is faceted with embossed multi-petals thick rim. Gold layer emphasizes prominent lip edge with smooth bevel. The glass holder of gilded bronze in the Empire style is comprised of round base-stand on three feet with low welt with bent edge, embracing ring with medallion and curved snake-shaped handle. The base and the ring are adorned with plaiting (strap).The base bent edge is decorated with the frieze of musical instruments allegorical composition, Satyrs and Putti figurines with flower garlands in their hands. The medallion is in the form of an openwork vignette of acanthus leaves and rosettes. Round lid of gilded bronze in the Empire style is decorated with the belt of tiny flowers along the edge. The grip is in the form of smooth cast ball, surrounded by frieze of acanthus leaves.