Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Vase with stylized foliage ornament

    Vase with stylized foliage ornament

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1870s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Stained glass; blowing, gold painting, polychrome (colored) enamel painting

    Height 25.5 cm


    Round-shaped vase is made from transparent stained (green-blue), with high throat and minor bell, on conical base. The vase is decorated with gold and polychrome enamel painting: the upper part of the body and throat are decorated with three belts of stylized foliage-geometric ornament; the central part - with ornately shaped cartouches with alternating bouquets and large fancy flowers placed inside. The space between the cartouches is filled with checkerboard patterns. The stem is decorated with the belt of geometric ornament. The throat and stem edges are highlighted with gold stripes.