Russian Metal Artworks



    Russia, Moscow


    Bolin firm, K. Lincke workshop

    Glass, silver; engraving, casting, chasing, flashed glass, gilding

    Height 19 cm

    Marks: "BOLIN", "KL", "A.A / 189..", "84", Moscow city coat of arms


    Shtof-bottle refers to the rare and few remaining products of the first half of the 1890’s produced by the Moscow branch of Bolin, and jeweler Karl Linke. Shtof was the main unit for measuring the sold volume of alcoholic beverages until the end of the 19th century.

    The shtof-bottle is made of glass, it is four-sided shape with silver rim on the neck, stopper with the finial in the form of a ball and a detachable lid in the shape of a shot glass, in the Art Nouveau style. The body is of tea-coloured tint, decorated with floral ornaments. The stopper and lid are decorated with the images of flowers with leaves on the branches.