A cup holder is an accessory that appeared in Russia in the 18th century. Russian people are very fond of tea, which is firmly entrenched in Russian traditions to this day. A glass holder in Russia was used for tea drinking, since it was inconvenient to drink hot tea from a glass. Later, cup holders became a must-have item in the homes of dignitaries and officials. In Russia, an accessory was considered a sign of wealth and prosperity.
Thanks to beautiful patterns on metal and elaborate inscriptions, they began to use glass holders not only for traditional Russian tea drinking, but also for decoration and aesthetic pleasure.