This item makes a fine gift for the newlyweds, grandparents, and any connoisseur of fine crystal.
Large Gusevsky Russian Crystal Candy Dish. Elegant, hand cut crystal candy dish, can also serve as a small serving dish. Frosted sides are cut with ribbed fans and balanced with small stars. Bottom enhanced with a large star and a center lens. Vintage high quality USSR production. 24% leaded crystal, about 2¾" in height and 8" in diameter
The Gusevsky Crystal Factory in the town of Gus-Khrustalny (near Vladimir) is a very old Russian glass factory established over 250 years ago. The factory's predecessors were the Maltsovs, a noble family of merchants who owned major factories and land. Vasily Malstsov founded a glassworks in Mozhaisk in 1724 and in 1756 Akim and Foma Maltsov became the owners of the Gus-Khrustalny glassworks. Through the centuries, Gusevsky has won countless prizes and awards, beginning with the Tsars, and including World's Fairs and Exhibitions held over 100 years ago. The factory has had many master artisans at work producing etched and cut crystal, cased and blown glass, and hand painted pieces.
Also available: SMALL Crystal Candy Dish