Russian Metal Artworks
Production of Russian jewelry entered the period of prime and rapid development in the middle of the 19th century. Russian gold and silver jewelry school was brought to light during the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London (sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition) in 1851, whereupon the works of Russian jewelry firms became the mandatory participants and prizewinners of world exhibitions.
The precious silverware was designed and manufactured by the leading jewelry firms, the Russian Imperial Court Suppliers (Carl Faberge, Bolin, the Grachev brothers, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Ivan Khlebnikov, AndreyPostnikov, Orest Kurlyukov, Alexander Lyubavin), and multiple jewelry workshops of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and other cities.
The products of all above-mentioned artisans and workshops are presented in the museum Collection repository. The collection provides the complete idea of this artisanship development. All exhibits are characterized by original design and brilliant jewelry work.
Miracle lamp with watercolour screen depicting the Admiralty
Second quarter of the19th century
Sewing clamp (sewing accessory) with detachable cover and bird-shaped clip
Dining bowl with removable lid
Custody (Latin: Custodia, a box for seal)
Second half of the 18th century
Bolin firm, Karl Lincke workshop
Late 19th century
Desk-top pencil with the nobility coat of arms on the matrix
Late 19th - early 20th centuries
Matchbox with enamel miniature "Winter troika”
Egor Cheryatov gold and silverware factory
Coffee set with Moscow views and monogram "OC"
Kurlyukov firm, Maria Semenova silverware factory
Glass cup on four dolphin-shaped supports
Walking stick with hand grip in the form a fairy-tale character head
Frame with painted composition pointing to the folk Russian song "At sunset a guy walks by my house …"
Chopin Felix factory
Frame - last quarter of the 19th century.
Painting - 1968