Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg
First third of the 19th century
Imperial Glass Factory
Transparent colorless crystal, bronze; blowing, grinding, brilliant-cut (facet cut),casting, chasing, knurling, gilding, mounting
11.5 x 10.7 x 7.8 cm
Mug from transparent crystal with bronze belts, spanning the upper and bottom parts, with hinged lid with finial, a thumb-ramp and ornately shaped handle. The mug cylindrical body is decorated with faceted "simple diamond" horizontal (at the top and the bottom) and V-shaped belts. The prominent edge for lips has smooth bevel. Multi-pointed star is on the bottom. Bronze belts –“spannings” are adorned with foliage ornament. Dome-shaped lid and rounded finial are decorated with concave patterns. The thumb ramp is in the form of stylized palmette. The upper and lower parts of the smooth handle are decorated with stylized leaves.