Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Decanter with stopper from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Transparent colourless crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding

    Height 12.7 cm, (24.8 cm with stopper)


    Transparent colourless crystal decanter with spherical body, merging into narrow throat with flat spout and stopper. The decanter body is decorated with the so-called Bakhmetevs’ facet, comprised of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboo") with oval "lenses" and "stars", the decanter top and bottom are framed with the moulding comprised of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”). The decanter throat is cut with wide flat vertical facet. The decanter stopper spherical finial is decorated with square-shaped facets.