Updates on the museum Collection website in the section ”Decorative Arts and Jewelry”

We regularly update all sections of the museum Collection website. Today we present the updates in the section "Decorative Arts and Jewelry".

The museum Collection section “Decorative Arts and Jewelry” features seemingly diversified objects: art glass, ceramics, gold and silverware, art bronze, decorative items made of ornamental stone, utensils, tableware, and interior plastic arts. This variety is defined by the very term that brings together two vast sections of art – applied and decorative. Applied and decorative arts (from the Latin "deco" – "I decorate") cover various directions of creative work that have one thing in common - they all unite art items intended for people’s everyday life. Since the second half of the 19th century, the classification of ADA branches was established in terms of raw stuff (metal, ceramics, textile, wood, etc.) and technology (carving, painting, embroidery, printing, casting, chiseling, intarsia, etc.).

The collection subsections "Glass Art and Ceramic Arts", "Metal Artworks",  "Snuffboxes and cigarette cases", "Russian enamel"  were replenished.