Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    First third of the 19th century

    Upon the drawing of archtect A. Barmin, Imperial Glass Factory

    Translucent colorless crystal, bronze; blowing, grinding, brilliant-cut (facet cut), amethyst flashed glass, casting, gilding, knurling

    Height - 16.4 cm, diameter - 8.0 cm


    Mug from translucent crystal with amethyst flash, with bronze stting the top and bottom parts, with spanning ring enveloping the body middle part, with hinged lid with grip and C-shaped curved handle. The mug crystal cylindrical body is decorated with two types of carving. Belts of floral patterns (garlands of roses, stylized palmettas and leaves) adorn bronze rims of the upper part, bottom, base and spanning ring. Belts of floral-geometric patterns comprised of trellis and palmettas decorate the stepped hinged lid with rounded edges; the grip is made in the form of a flower bud with butterfly sitting on it. C-shaped handle is decorated with acanthus leaves.