Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art



    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    Mid-19th century

    Imperial Glass factory

    Uranium glass, yellow metal; carving, gilding, grinding, gold and silver painting, repousse

    Height 24.2 cm


    Transparent uranium glass pitcher with guttering down bell-shaped body, smoothly turning into low wide neck with ornately shaped spout edge with ornately shaped glass handle and hinged lid with grip made of yellow metal. The pitcher surface with eight wide polished facets and two level oval reliefs is decorated with gold and silver painted flower garlands. The lid with carved drawing the form of a stylized shell on repousse background is crowned by the grip in the form of a flower bud on acanthus leaves. The item is realized in the Historism style.