Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg
Second third of the 19th century
Imperial Glass Factory
Translucent 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 translucent 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 bottom 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 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 diagonal notch.