Silver and gold vessels were symbols of wealth and power in Russia. They were often given as presents, awards and mementos. Made from precious metals by skilled craftsmen, these secular ornaments reflect the high standard of living of the Russian nobility in the seventeenth century. This silver glass was used during banquets. It has a conical form widening upwards and a low base. The carving is as subtle and refined as any drawing or engraving. The gleaming surface was achieved by applying different kinds of chisels. Russian Museum: From Icons to the Modern Times. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2015. P. 35.
«Виртуальный Русский музей» в социальных сетях: