Russian Metal Artworks

Shtoff-bottle

    Shtoff-bottle

    Russia, Moscow

    1891-1896

    Bolin firm, K. Linke workshop

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

    Height 19 cm

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

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    Shtoff-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 jeweller Karl Linke. Shtoff was the main unit for measuring the sold volume of alcoholic beverages until the end of the 19th century.

    The shtoff-bottle is made of glass, of four-sided shape with silver rim on the neck, stopper with a finial in the form of a ball and a removable 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 images of flowers with leaves on the branches.

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