after a design by Elizaveta Bohm, colourless glass with gold luster imitating precious metal, painted with opaque black, white, blue and green enamels in neo-Slavic style and highlighted with gilt, the neck with Cyrillic inscription: 'Step aside, soul, or I'll pour it on you'
The offered bratina is a rare example of a 19th century glass object produced at Diatkovo Crystal Works. The factory, founded by Maria Maltsova in 1796, formed part of the Maltsov industrial and trade company from 1875 to 1885.
Similar pieces are held in the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, and the State History Museum, Moscow. For comparison, please see Nina Asharina, Tamara Malinina and Liudmila Kazakova, Russian Glass of the 17th-20th centuries, The Corning Museum of Glass, Sorning, New York, 1990, pl. 53.
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