Russian Metal Artworks

Glass holder

    Glass holder

    Russia, Moscow


    Ovchinnikov factory

    Silver; casting, punchwork, chasing, gold plating

    Height 11 cm

    Marks: "P.OVCHINNIKOV"; double-headed eagle "A.R / 1889"; "89"; Moscow city emblem


    Cylindrical glass holder, on a profiled circular base, with a figured handle, made in the Historicism style. The lower and the upper parts of the body are decorated with wickerwork. The central part of the body is ornated with floral pattern of spiral curls with fine leaves and flowers, and two medallions with a monogram inside one of them and a flower rosette inside the other. The bent handle is decorated with stylised acanthus leaves and completed with stylised girl's head that serves as a thumb ramp.