Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1830-1840s

    Amethyst-colored crystal, bronze; blowing, faceting, grinding, casting, chasing, knurling, gilding

    18.3 x 17.3 x 11.7 cm


    Translucent amethyst coloured cylindrical tumbler is decorated with the so-called Bakhmetevs facet, comprised of oval smoothly grinded short vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", with the top and bottom parts framed by the moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). Prominent lips’ edge and the base are processed with smooth facet.