Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Tumbler with detachable lid and glass holder

    Russian Empire

    First third of the 19th century

    Imperial Glass Factory

    Crystal, bronze; casting, knurling, gilding, faceting, flash glass, diamond faceting

    Height 11.1 cm; diameter 12.5 cm (assembled)


    Cylindrical tumbler from translucent colourless crystal, with detachable bronze lid with grip is in bronze glass holder. The tumbler surface is decorated with two variants of “Russian stone” facet. Facets in the form truncated octahedron with smooth grinding at the top, covered with cobalt flash glass, are in upper and lower body parts. The belt of truncated tetrahedrons with multi-beam rosette at the top cut is between them. The prominent lips’ edge is finished with a smooth facet.

    Round, dome-shaped in the centre lid is made from gilded bronze in the Empire style and decorated with trellis mesh and wide frieze depicting frolicking Putti. The grip is in the form of a bud resting on rosette in the shape of leaves and bunches of grapes.

    Gilded bronze glass holder in the Empire style it comprised of round base with the side with bent edge on three feet-paws, enveloping ring with medallion and curved snake-shaped handle. The base is adorned with decorative belt of stylized lotus flowers. The bent side and ring are decorated with trellis mesh with dots inside. Openwork medallion is in the shape of crossed burning torches, framed by laurel wreath.