Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Dessert vase

    Dessert vase

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Second third of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colorless (amethyst shade) crystal; blowing, grinding, faceting, carving

    Height 21.4 cm, diameter 24.2 cm


    Dessert vase, consisting of two parts is made of colourless transparent crystal with light amethyst shade. Hemispherical bowl-shaped upper part with scalloped edge and bush is placed on the cone-shaped hollow base. The vase surface upper part is decorated with curly single-row frieze "bamboo leaves", located against the background of small "pyramidal diamond" ("simple diamond" or "pineapple facet"), and the belt of a large "simple diamond" ("pyramidal diamond" or "pineapple facet") in the bottom part. Cone-shaped base is adorned with the moulding of large "simple diamond", "stepped" facet and completed with the composition in the form of cut leaves, processed with a diagonal notch.