Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    First third of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Translucent colorless crystal, bronze; blowing, grinding, brilliant cut (facet cut), gold painting, casting, chasing, knurling, gilding, painting

    Height 14.0 cm, diameter 12.0 cm


    Cylindrical translucent colourless crystal tumbler with detachable bronze lid with grip, in bronze glass holder. The glass body is decorated with facet cut “simple stone” and grinded oval medallions, framed by strokes. The Empire style gilded bronze glass holder consists of round base with folded welt edge on three cast spherical feet, spanning ring with medallion and handles in the form of curved snake. The base and ring are decorated with the braid (twist) and rosette inside. The bent welt is adorned with the ornament in the form of trellis; the base metal mirror is adorned with multicolor painted composition with the image of floral bouquet. Openwork medallion is designed as a plant stem with curls and flowers. The Empire style gilded bronze dome-shaped lid is adorned with geometric ornament belts of lozenges, crossing zigzags, small circles and trellis. The grip is made in the form pluripetalous flower.