Russian Metal Artworks

Glass holder with glass (built up)

    Glass holder with glass (built up)

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    Glass holder - 1873. Glass - second quarter of the 19th century

    A.F. Seppyanen's silver and gold manufactory

    Silver, coloured glass; casting, punchwork, engraving, gold plating, painted enamel, painting, cutting out

    Glass holder:13.2 х 13.7 х 9.8 cm; diameter - 7.9 cm

    Marks: "AS", "IE / 1873", "84", emblem of Saint-Petersburg


    Octahedral glass holder on slightly raised octal base, on four feet, with a figured handle, made in the Russian style. The base and the bottom parts of the glass holder body are finished with a narrow cut-out tape. The feet are in the form of stylised flat accolades with cut-out pattern standing on semispheres. Each facet of the octal body, finished with a tiangle cornice with cut-out valance, is decorated with plated or carved images of figured weatherstrips. In the weatherstrip "windows" there are two sculptural busts of young peasants - a man and a woman - and enamel image of the emblem of Saint-Petersburg. The "windows" of the carved weatherstrips are decorated with tape vignettes. The figured handle is ornated with cut-out geometric pattern.