Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Ornamental vase from the Bakhmetevs set

    Ornamental vase from the Bakhmetevs set

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1840-1890s

    Imperial Glass Factory (Nikolsko-Pestrovsky Bakhmetev factory)

    Colourless translucent crystal; blowing, grinding, faceting

    Height 23.6 cm


    Ovoid vase with bell-shaped throat, short stem with an “apple” and two-stepped round base is of colourless transparent crystal with slight amethyst tint. The vase body is adorned with the “Bakhmetevs” facet, composed of oval smoothly polished low vertical reliefs (“bamboo”) with oval “lenses” and “stars”, framed by the frieze of truncated pyramidal elements (“stones” or “strawberry diamonds”) . The stepped facet emphasizes the vase throat and shoulders. Scallops top off the edges of the bell-shaped throat.