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VASE IN CASED GLASS

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VASE IN CASED GLASS

Made by: Imperial Glass Manufactory

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

In creating this large decorative vase, artisans at the Imperial Glassworks employed a technique known as cased glass, which was widely used in Bohemia. To create this type of glass, two or three layers of colored and colorless glass—in this instance blue and colorles—were fused together. Most of the blue glass was cut away to leave a blue design in relief. The vase was mold blown in three sections. The bowl is screwed onto the stem, which flares out into a small base. The vase itself sits on a large pedestal made of clear glass spaces around its sides. These same wide lobes decorate the smaller base and top of the vase. Acanthus leaves in blue glass emphasize the curve of the bowl's base.

The vase was mold blown in three sections. Upper portion of bowl flares outward and had blue spoon like panels against plain glass. Lower portion of bowl has acanthus in blue against plain glass. The bowl is screwed into the stem, which flares out into a small base. Knop of pedestal is in plain glass with a ring of blue glass balls. Circular foot ends in a rectangle and has motifs in blue glass. Large rectangular base has spoon like decorations in blue glass against plain glass.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
VASE IN CASED GLASS
Made from:
Glass
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1830-1840
Size:
70 cm (27 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.39.1-2
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"