Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Seecond quarter of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colourless crystal, bronze; casting, chasing, faceting, knurling, gilding

    Height 12.9 cm, width 12.5 cm, diameter 7.5 cm


    Cylindrical transparent colourless crystal mug with two bronze belts-“spannings” fastened together by ornately shaped handle with the hinged lid. The mug body is decorated with embossed ornament that combines multi-rayed rosettes and oval vaulted relieves with "prismatic" edge. “Multi-rayed rosette” is on the bottom. The prominent lips’ edge is smoothly faceted. The surfaces of narrow belts-”spannings” on the body upper and bottom parts are adorned with the stripe of four-petal rosettes. Smooth dome-shaped lid is decorated with onlay openwork rosette of C-shaped curls and stylized palmettas , the finial is in the form of smooth cast knob. The handle is decorated with slotted geometric ornament with quatrefoils.