Famous glasses serf Vershinin, the secret of which was not solved for 200 years

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

More than 200 years ago glass-maker fortress, Alexander Vershinin has created a unique double-layer glasses, between the walls which housed the whole picture, rather small models of landscapes made of stones, moss, straw, colored threads and paper. . To understand the secret of their production and to reproduce such products so far no one has.

Nicholas glass factory in the Penza region was founded in 1764 by landowner by Bakhmetieva by decree of Catherine II –”to make crystal and glassware most decent masters…”. Of the European countries there are deliver product samples, which should learn the local bakhmetevsky bus masters.

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

The master at work

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

Grinding factory shop

And they very quickly mastered all the wisdom of glassmaking, were able not only to repeat the European samples, but also brought in the production of glass products their unique style.

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

A page from the enterprise directory Bakhmetyev

A lot of complex blow molds…

To decorate their products the craftsmen used a Matt engraving, processing, diamond pattern, painted in gold, silver, colors. Used and ancient decorating techniques – filigree (Venice thread).

Products bachmetievsky factory

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

Bowl with flower bed inside 1830 Technique “millefiori” – a million colors. A variation of an ancient technique when the pattern is made with thin glass glass tubes, filled in the thickness of the glass

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

The crystal crucifix. The thickness of the crystal cross fused small porcelain crucifix, 1830

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

Знаменитые стаканы крепостного Вершинина, секрет которых не разгадали за 200 лет

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