When speaking of collecting Russian works of art, there are many ages interested. People old and young will spend varying amounts of money for rare and valuable items. There are several different categories when it comes to Russian works of art. One category many are drawn to have ties to Imperial Russia. Each item with its own beauty and intrigue. Collectors all over the world are drawn to Russian works of art that have ties to Imperial Russia and it’s no wonder why. Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services would like to highlight some different categories of Imperial Russian art and their beauty.
House of Faberge Easter Eggs with Jewelry, Crystal & Watches
Peter Carl Faberge is most known for his Easter Eggs that were jeweled and enameled with incredible craftsmanship. He had a staff of renowned designers and jewelers that created many creations using only the finest materials. Some objects were for nothing other than their beauty while others were for practical use. Either way, you can’t go wrong with collecting authentic Faberge.
Russian Silver & Gold Jewelry
The silversmiths of Imperial Russia made some magnificent pieces. It is hard to deny the beauty they have created in each one. They didn’t only create elegant pieces in silver, but in gold as well. There are some firms that were awarded medals at world expositions for their quality. Ovchinnikov and Khlebnikov were both granted the “Imperial Warrant” which made it possible for them to make goods for the Russian Imperial Court.
Russian Porcelain Figurines, Dinnerware Teacups, Dolls & More
From porcelain Easter eggs to ornate dinner plates and dishes, there are many fine pieces of porcelain that have ties to Imperial Russia. The Imperial Porcelain Factory in St Petersburg produced many porcelain pieces that showcased the wealth and pride of the Russian Imperial Court with their vibrant colors and unique designs. Catherine the Great had a large impact on the success of the factory. During her reign, the factory grew significantly.
Russian Jewelry & Vertu
Peter Carl Faberge is probably the most well-known jeweler when it comes to Imperial Russia. He wasn’t the only jeweler creating exquisite pieces for the wealthy though. Vertu are objects made of gold, and set with many jewels, but were not worn. These items would include bell pushes, paper knives, scent flasks, or even snuffboxes. These items all have their own unique beauty and value.
Russian Enamel Boxes, Cloisonne Eggs, Jewelry Etc.
The enamel works that were created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries took the use of enamel as forms of art to a whole new level. Russian enamels are filled with such great detail and complexity that you would be hard pressed to find anything as exceptional anywhere else. Most pieces date back between 1870 and 1917 in Moscow and St. Petersburg. There are many different techniques used in enameling and the craftsmen and skilled artists used every single one of them. Some of those techniques include: champlevé, plique-a-jour, cloisonné, guilloche, en-plein painted enamel, and the most popular shaded cloisonné.
Russian and Imperial Russian Art Appraisals in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
If pieces that have ties to Imperial Russia intrigue you, know that you aren’t alone. Russian antiques are a specialty and personal passion of Brigitte Kruse. If you have any pieces that you don’t know the value of, Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services has years of experience to help you with any valuations of property. Call us today.