Antique Russian Carved Coconut Tankard with Imperial Portraits

… gilded interior. Features the profiles of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Elizabeth

Russian, 19 th Century

Height: 6-1/4 inches

$18,000

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Russian Antique 11th Artel Enamel Kovsh

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Gilded silver and shaded and cloisonné enamel kovsh with geometric and floral motifs on a blue ground. A kovsh is a traditional Russian drinking cup, originally carved out of wood in the form of a duck. In this decorative kovsh, the bird-like form is clearly evident.

By the 11th Artel, Moscow, ca. 1910
Length: 4-1/8 inches; height: 2 inches

$18,500

Russian Antique 11th Artel Enamel Kovsh

Russian Antique Decorative Arts and Jewelry

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The most noted Russian jeweler from the late 19th century to 1917, the year of the Revolution, was Carl Fabergé. He produced some of the world’s finest enamel work, featured on many different types of items, ranging from clocks to frames to jewelry.  Works of art included sculpture such as hardstone flower studies and miniature animals, and household items such as bellpushes, often made for the Tsar and other wealthy Russian families. Original Fabergé works of art have become some of the most coveted antique items on the market.  (More to come.)

Antique Russian Diamond Brooch

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Old mine diamond brooch set in 14k gold.

By Lorié, Russian, ca. 1895.
Length: 2 inches
(approx 6 cts)

$14,500

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Antique Russian Crucifix Pendant

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Gold reliquary crucifix pendant with Mary on verso.

Russian, ca. 1890.
Length: 2 in. (incl. bail)

$1,500

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Antique Russian Lacquer Tray

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Antique Russian lacquer tray with decoration of two peasants drinking tea.

By the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, 1888-1894.
Width: 7-3/8 in.

$2,800

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

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Antique Russian Lacquer Papier-mâché Easter Egg

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Red lacquered papier-mâché Easter egg with a depiction of the Resurrection on one side and a cathedral on the other. The interior inscribed in Cyrillic: From the St. Petersburg Old Believers Accepting the Priesthood.

By the Lukutin Factory, with their three Imperial eagle mark.
Russian, ca. 1890.
Height: 6-1/4 inches.

The Lukutin Factory was the most important creator of lacquerware in 19th century Russia, and held the Imperial warrant.  Fabergé is known to have embellished Lukutin works with gold, silver, and gemstones.

$8,500

This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop. 

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Antique Russian Malachite Box

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Antique rectangular malachite table box, with gilt bronze mounts, and fabric-lined interior. Restorations to malachite.

Russian, ca. 1860.
Base: 8-1/8 in. x 6-1/8 in.
Top (at mount): 7-3/16 x 5-1/4 in.
Height: 3-11/16 in.

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Antique Russian Gilded Bronze Candlesticks

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Pair of gilded bronze Empire candlesticks.

Russian, ca. 1820.
Height: 14 3/4 in.

$15,500

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Antique Russian Traveling Triptych Icon

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Silver traveling triptych icon with scroll decoration, with Saints Sophia, Vera, and Constantine, with presentation inscription on reverse.

By Morozov, St. Petersburg, ca. 1910.
Height: 4-1/4 in.
Width: 2-7/8 in., opening to 5-3/4 in.

$14,000

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Antique Russian Bronze Crucifix

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Antique bronze crucifix.

Russian, late 18th/early 19th century
Length: 5 1/4 in.

$1,200

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Antique Russian Enamel Tazzas by Feodor Rückert

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Set of four gilded silver and shaded Russian enamel tazzas by Feodor Rückert, Moscow, ca. 1900.

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