Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Second quarter of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colourless crystal, bronze; blowing, brilliant cut (facet cut), casting, knurling, gilding, mounting

    Height 10.3 cm, diameter 6.9 cm


    Cylindrical body is faceted with “strawberry cut”; the rim is emphasized by belt of "stones". The prominent lips’ edge is smoothly beveled. ”Multi rayed rosette” is on the bottom. Surfaces of narrow belts-“spannings” are adorned with braid (twist). Smooth dome-shaped lid is decorated with onlay polypetalous rosette; rounded finial is concaved with scoops. Thumb ramp is made in the form of stylized palmette. Ornately shaped handle with C-shaped curl on the end is decorated with a leaf on the upper part.