Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs’ set

    Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs’ set

    Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colorless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 21.7 cm


    Colorless, transparent, ovoid crystal decanter with narrow throat, three “waists”, with flat spout and stopper. Decanter body is decorated with the “Bakhmetevs’ facet” consisting of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", with the top and bottom framed by the moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). Narrow frieze with “simple diamond” facet encircles the decanter shoulders. The decanter throat is cut with wide flat facet, mushroom-shaped stopper is finished with “strawberry cut”.