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Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving

Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving
Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving
Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving
Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving
Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving
Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving

Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving

We offer you one of the diamonds of our collection of Russian glass! This original and rare vase had brilliant over century long life due its residence in calm house of Russian emigrants. Bronze gilded rim, lion's paws and heads of eagles-griffins, repeat the motifs of ancient applied art. Crystal decoration is made in a geometric "diamond" ornament.

"Diamond" engraved surface of the vase, capable of creating a unique play of light. Reflected on the surface, the light rays play beautifully with color highlights. Vase were must probably made by the Russian Imperial glass factory in the second half of the 19th century and is in Very good condition ready to take its place in a collection. 20 cm high (high 7.87 in), base width14 cm (5.51 in), width to handles 17 cm (6.69 in), diameter of vase 13 cm (5.11 in), Weight approximately 1280 grams (2.82 ft).

Please study good resolution images for overall condition. Russian glass is very rare: Because of the numerous wars that occurred on the territory of Russia. Also Bolsheviks didn't like beautiful decorative items created in imperial Russia and crashed them every time they had opportunity. On the other hand, Russian tradition welcomes to break some glass as it brings happiness. So not much glass items survived in these hard-severe circumstances.

Constructed by William Elmsell on the River Fontanka (1735). The instruments and masters of the Jamburg Glass Factories were transferred to the factory. Taken over by the crown (1738). The factory specialised in the production of artistic works commissioned by the Imperial court and private customers.

The factory was transferred to the village of Nazyu near Schlsselburg (1774). Awarded to Prince Grigory Potemkin (1777), who transferred the factory to the village of Ozerki near St Petersburg. Taken over by the crown and renamed the Imperial Glass Factory (1792).

The factory at this stage employed 234 craftsmen. Like the Imperial Porcelain Factory, the Imperial Glass Factory worked solely for the court. Its produce was diverse crystal services, decorative vases and table ornaments designed by such famous architects as Andrei Voronikhin, Carlo Rossi and Alexander Brullov. It also began to manufacture souvenirs, producing glasses, goblets and tankards with engraved views of St Petersburg based on popular lithographs (1830s). Amalgamated with the Imperial Porcelain Factory (1890).

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We do appreciate your questions and inquiries, concerns and ideas! We cordially thank you for your time and wish you good luck in winning these auctions! The item "Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Vases".

The seller is "scandinaviantique" and is located in Stockholm. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Size: Medium
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Country/Region of Origin: Russian Federation
  • Type: Table Vase
  • Color: Purple
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
  • Style: Empire
  • Material: Bronze
  • Finish: Antique


Rare Antique Empire Russian Glass Amethyst Vase Gilt Bronze, Diamond Engraving