Gus-Khrustalny Crystal Factory, established in the year 1756 by the famous
manufacture Akim Maltsov, produces some of the most exquisite 24% Lead
Crystal in the world.
Both noblemen and the common-men used Maltsov’s crystal products on
their tables. The royal
families of the Tsars were regular customers and you can find many of the
artistic works from this antique factory in many museums in Russia today.
In 1857, the Crystal factory was granted permission to depict the State
Coat of Arms of Russia on all items produced from the Tsar of Russia,
Alexander II. At the
Universal exhibition in Paris in 1900, the Factory won the highest prize
of "Grand Prix."
Today, after 250 years the Gus Crystal Factory is still just west of
Moscow in the picturesque countryside. There, master artisans hand-blow,
hand-cut, hand-paint and sometime hand-etch each of these beautiful works
of art, using techniques passed down through the centuries.
These products can be
easily distinguished by their beauty, elegance, originality and virtuosity
of performance, variety of forms, color spectrum and décor in lead
crystal, cased lead crystal, glassware, colored glass and artistic
Regular customers of this exclusive glassware are: Council of the Russian
Federation, State Duma (Parliament of Russian Federation), organizational
committees of different festivals, contests and competitions.