Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Wine glass from the Bakhmetevs set

    Wine glass from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1850s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent, colourless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 10.6 cm, diameter 5.4 cm


    Transparent colourless wine glass with cylindrical cup on decahedral stem and a two-stepped round base with scalloped edge. The bowl surface is decorated with the "Bakhmetevs’ facet" that consists of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboos") with oval "lenses" and "stars", from below and above framed by the moulding of truncated pyramidal elements ("stone" or "strawberry diamond"). “Diamond star” processing is in the base centre. Prominent lips’ edge with a smooth facet.