Leather Cup holders with embossed "quality Mark" for the famous faceted glass.
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"Mukhina" (or "Malenkovskaya") thick glasses - one of the standards of Soviet industrial design!
The origin of this glass is unknown. The point of view is widespread that in Russia faceted glasses began to be made in the era of Peter I in the city of Gus-Khrustalny. He did not roll off the table if he overturned during the ship's pitching. In any case, it is safe to say that before the revolution glasses and stacks with faces in Russia have already been made.
The design of the faceted glass of the Soviet model is attributed to the Soviet sculptor Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina — the author of the monumental composition "worker and collective farmer». According to one legend, she created this "masterpiece" of glassware, together with the author of "Black square" by Kazimir Malevich in the siege of Leningrad in 1943. Vera Ignatyevna became interested in glass in the 1940s, at this time it was necessary to develop a form of glass for catering (convenient for use in dishwashers, and at the same time more durable). « Mukhina" glass created with these requirements in a smooth ring running along the circumference of the edge, and distinguishes it from traditional forms of "simple faceted".
The first Soviet faceted glass was released September 11, 1943 the oldest glass factory in the city of Gus-Crystal.