Item: WINE SET "EVENINGS" - DECANTER and 6 WINE GLASSES, CASED CRYSTAL / CUT TO CLEAR OVERLAY, BLUE , NEW, RUSSIA. 1 Decanter with lid - 530 mm (20.9") tall, without lid 400 mm tall; 190 mm (7.5") in widest diameter, capacity 3100 ml; weight - 3870 g (decanter 3100 g, lid 770 g).6 Wine glasses - 140 mm (5.5') tall, capacity 300 ml, weight -400 g each; cut pattern "Russian stone". Material: cased crystal (24% lead oxide).
This is the finest Russian cut to clear overlay/ cased lead crystal, mouth-blown and hand-cut. This set is an example of what the best cased crystal should be, it was made in traditional technology with a deep masterly hand cut through the blue overlay. To make a decanter of this size from an overheated crystal bubble and to ensure evenly thick overlay, a few highly skilled people need to work together manually, and any mistake one of them results in the item thrown into the rubbish bin. Items like this are unique, they were never mass produced but only made by a special order.
Each of such items has a unique hand cut pattern depending on fantasy and skill of a Russian artisan, the pattern was never repeated exactly the same. This particular set were made in 2008, last days when the factory worked at full capacity; unfortunately, since that time the production was declined. Cased crystal items look much better in reality than in photos, because photos do not show light playing through overlay and cuts. Gus-Khrustalny Crystal Factory - the Russian market leader in manufacturing of crystal, cased crystal which are rich in decor and cutting, and artistic ware.Gus - Khrustalny is "a pure Russian crystal producer" working with exceptionally Russian raw materials and fuel, and also with only Russian staff. The present level of experts and artistic team training guarantees high quality of produced ware. The products of the factory can be easily distinguished by their beauty, elegance, originality and virtuosity of performance, variety of forms, colour spectrum and decor. The plant was founded in 1756 by a merchant Akim V. In 1857 the Crystal Factory was granted with permission to depict the State Coat of Arms of Russia on the produced items.
The plant executed the orders of Tsar's Court and supplied unique crystal products for the Shah of Iran. At the Universal exhibition in Paris in 1900 the Factory has won the highest prize "Grand Prix". New items are in brand new condition.
All items are undergone a quality control check at the factory. Common non-damage occurrences can happen during the production of glassware, such as furnace ash, minor internal bubbles.These are not considered damage and are therefore not included in the item's descriptions. Photographs provided form part of the description. Bank deposit can take up to two to clear. Online tracking is available for AusPost Express Post International Parcel and for AusPost Express Courier International Parcel.
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