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Object Name: 
Decanter with Stand and Stopper
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Overall H: 21.9 cm, W: 17.3 cm, Diam: 14.7 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Metal mount was made by Yurji Tyupin. Object brought back from Russia by Dwight Lanmon, purchased from the artist's widow--Natalia Buzahovskaia. Alternative spelling of artist's name: Vasilji Kryukov. another example of this design is owned by the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. Artist was a pupil of Smirnov.
Krjukov, Mrs. Vasilji, Source
(Description) Circular with hammer and scycle, star and cornucopea with grain and "CCCP" and second running elk in circle.
base stamped twice
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, opaque white enamel, metallic silver; non-lead glass, metal, probably silver-plate; blown, tooled, ground, enameled, fabricated, assembled. (a) Pivoting top-shaped stoppered vessel suspended on silver stand; flareded lip ground and polished flat, straight-sided collared neck, sloping shoulder extends to hemispherical upper body, at mid-point walls are inset, then extend sharply out at a right angle and past the diameter of the top half forming a narrow notch, walls then taper in towards base forming a conical lower half of the body which is decorated with narrow bands of concentric opaque white circles; at mid-point of body (filling the notch formed in the wall) the glass is suspended from a circular mount formed of solid metal tubing, attached on opposite sides of the circle are two short right-angles of the same metal extending away from the glass and upward, a fitting with a small disk-shaped washer connects the side ends of each right-angle with two longer, parallel side pieces of tubing (attachment allows the short right-angles, and thus the glass, to swing freely from side pieces), that extend downward and connect to a heavy, thick, disk-shaped metal base with narrow curved base rim, underside has a deep circular inset, at center are stamped markings; glass is suspended so that tip of glass is only slightly above metal base and can be pivoted for pouring; (b) solid ball stopper with collared solid, short ground shank, base is slightly concave with edge ground and polished flat; glass is unsigned; stamped on underside of metal base at center is a circle enclosing a hammer and sicle flanked by two curved palm branches; adjacent is a smaller circle enclosing stylized profile of Scythian-style running stag.