23 April 2010
A Glass Vodka Service
By the Maltsov Glass Works, Diat'kovo, designed by Elizaveta Bëm, 1897
Comprising a green blown glass decanter of rectangular section and five vodka glasses, each decorated in orange and black with frolicking devils and inscribed with Russian drinking sayings, signed in Cyrillic and dated 'ELIZ. BEM 97'
9 in. (22.9 cm.) high (6)
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For a similar set, see exhibition catalogue, Russian Glass of the 17th-20th Centuries, Corning Museum of Glass, 1990, p. 100, No. 54, illustrated.
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