Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tea caddy with detachable lid and stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Tea caddy with detachable lid and stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colourless crystal, white metal, cork; blowing, faceting, grinding

    12.3 x 11.3 x 8.2 cm

    Unidentified maker's mark: “I.K”; Moscow city mark; alloy "84"

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    Tetrahedral colourless transparent tea caddy with wide front and narrow side walls, with rounded shoulders turning into narrow short cylindrical throat, set in white metal, with white metal stopper with ring and round removable lid. The tea caddy body is decorated with the so-called “Bakhmetevs facet” consisting of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", with the top and bottom framed by moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). The caddy shoulders are processed with wide facet. The throat silver setting, lid and stopper are décor free

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    Инв.8105.1-3/ДПИ