Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1820-1830s

    Based on the drawing by A. Bermin (?), Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colourless crystal, bronze; blowing, faceting, blue flashed glass, casting, gilding, knurling, chasing, mounting

    Height 16.4, diameter 9.4


    Cylindrical colourless transparent mug with blue flashed glass, the upper edge and base bronze frames in the form of narrow “belts-straps”, fastened together by curly handle, with bronze hinged lid with finial. The mug body is decorated with the belt of geometrical ornament comprised of lozenges with small "simple diamond" facets and "prismatic" facet. The mug top and bottom parts are emphasized with by the simple diamond facet mouldings. The surfaces of narrow “spanning belts” are adorned with friezes of floral ornament depicting vine shot with leaves and fruit (corolla), and flower garland (bottom). The smooth lid has finial in the form of a cast figure of sitting Putti. The mug is made in the Empire style.