Antique 18th century Imperial Russian Glass Vodka Decanter Shtof Штоф
Rare antique, 18th century Imperial Russian glass vodka decanter Shtof (Штоф- Штофик), made by Jamburg Glass Factories (Ямбургский стеклянный заво) or Imperial Glass Factory in St Petersburg (Императорский стеклянный завод).
A hand-blown glass vodka shtof decanter of rectangular shape with a sloping shoulder, a short neck with a flaring lip, the body engraved on one side with an Imperial double-headed eagle under the imperial crown within a radiating circle. Base with polished pontil.
Over the centuries, the shape of the Russian two-headed eagle has undergone many changes. This eagle pattern is characteristic of the 18th-century form.
These types of decanters are classified as very rare as they were made of very fragile glass, and most of them have been broken over the course of 200 years, and few have survived to this day.
Height: 20.5 cm (8.07 inches).
Width: 8 cm (3.15 inches).
Depth: 6 cm (2.36 inches).
CONDITION: No damage or restoration: free of chips, cracks or restoration, absence of stopper.
1. "Russian Odyssey" The State Russian Museum. Page.82.
2. Русская керамика и стекло 18-19 век. Собрание Государственного Исторического музея. By Дулькина Т., Ашарина Н. (Russian ceramics and glass 18-19 century. Collection of the State Historical Museum by Dulkina T., Asharina N. Page.71. No.50).
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We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.