Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tea caddy with detachable lid

    Tea caddy with detachable lid

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Second quarter of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Translucent colourless crystal, bronze; blowing, faceting, grinding, knurling, gilding, mounting

    13.2 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm


    Cubic colourless translucent tea caddy with rounded shoulders and short narrow cylindrical throat, with detachable lid with gilded bronze ring. Tea caddy body surface is faceted with diamond cut in the shape of octahedral truncated pyramid, called "Russian stone". The shoulders are grinded with facets. Round lid is adorned with embossed belt of foliage ornament on the textured background.