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VODKA CUP

Made by: Imperial Glass Manufactory

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

The vessel's upper section are constructed of extremely thin walls and a thick and heavy base. The sides of the vodka cup curve inward toward the rounded base. Around the thin-walled, upper half of the cup is a zig-zag pattern between double lines, all in acid yellow. In the spaces between the zig-zag decoration are stylized leaf forms painted in blue and grey alternating with circular red forms. All of the decorative forms are outlined in black. The decoration was first engraved in the thin walls of the body and the colors were then introduced into the channels. Two thin, fine gilded lines are painted about the body on the heavier base.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
VODKA CUP
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg
Date made:
1882-1894
Size:
4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.107
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
MARK underneath: The cursive (Cyrillic) initial A above three lines and below a schematic crown, all in black. underneath This is presumably the Imperial Glassworks mark for Alexander III.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973