Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Dessert vase from the Bakhmetevs service

    Dessert vase from the Bakhmetevs service

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1850s

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Colourless transparent crystal; blowing, faceting, grinding, carving

    Height 17.0 cm; diameter 25.0 cm


    Dessert vase comprised from two parts, of colorless transparent crystal. The upper part in the form of hemispherical bowl with scalloped edge and bushing stands on cone-shaped hollow base. The vase surface is decorated with the Bakhmetevs’ facet, comprised of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs ("bamboos") with oval "lenses" and "stars", framed by moulding of truncated pyramidal elements ("stone" or "strawberry diamond") from the top and bottom. Cone-shaped base is decorated with notches, two "strawberry diamonds" friezes, the stepped edge and completed by composition in the form of intagliated leaves processed with diagonal carving.