There are just 400 odd items of stained glass, the earliest dating to
the 14th century, such as the German Gothic portrait of St.George.
Next come several items attributed to the renowned 16th-century
glass painter Karl von Egeri. The collection is rounded off by late
19th-century and early 20th-century works in Art Nouveau style
which originated in St Petersburg mansions.
The extensive collection of Western European glassware presents
the marvellous talents of craftsmen from Italy, Spain, Flanders,
Germany, Bohemia, England and France from the15th to 20th
Glassware was one of the most characteristic forms of the
Renaissance Italian applied art, from its development in Venice in the
13th century. Venetian glass is distinguished by its refined and
fragile beauty, and the Hermitage has a small but exquisite
Spanish glassware, combining local Hispano-Moresque traditions
with Venetian, is very individual. The Hermitage has an exceedingly
full and varied collection of Spanish glassware of the 16th and early
17th centuries, which incorporates 230 items.
German and Bohemian articles of the 17th-18th centuries are widely
represented: glasses, covered goblets, transparent glass cups, jugs,
whose exquisite engraving and forms reflect Baroque and Rococo
Western European glassware of the late 19th century to the 20th
century includes interesting examples of English glass, vessels from
the Lobmeyr factory, from the American firm of Tiffany, French glass
by the firm of Brocard as well as items by the Daum brothers,
E.Galle, the Parisian firms Legras and Lalique.
Stained Glass with the Standard Bearer of the
Karl von Egeri (?), 1551
Stained Glass of St George
Stained Glass with Arms and View
of the Town of Konstanz
Karl von Egeri
Goblet with Crown and Initial ‘C'