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Silver wonders from the East : filigree of the Tsars

Author: Maria Menshikova; Jet Pijzel-Dommisse; Hermitage Amsterdam.; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher: [Aldershot, U.K.] ; [Burlington, VT] : Lund Humphries ; [Amsterdam] : in association with the Hermitage Museum, ©2006.
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"This book presents for the first time the highlights from the magnificent and unique filigree collection in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. The filigree collection of the tsars is the only royal filigree collection to have been preserved in its entirety, yet has received little scholarly attention to date. This publication will contribute to the further study of this unique collection and the issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Menshikova, Maria.
Silver wonders from the East.
[Aldershot, U.K. ; Burlington, VT] : Lund Humphries ; [Amsterdam] : In Association with the Hermitage Museum, ©2006
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Menshikova; Jet Pijzel-Dommisse; Hermitage Amsterdam.; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
ISBN: 0853319480 9780853319481
OCLC Number: 71621360
Notes: "Catalogue for the exhibition in the Hermitage Amsterdam, "Silver Wonders from the East, Filigree of the Tsars", from 27 April till 17 September 2006, organized by the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Hermitage Amsterdam"--Page 124.
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Filigree by Chine and Indian masters / Maria Menshikova --
Origin and provenance --
Trade --
Hermitage collection --
Silver filigree at European courts --
Unknown, unloved- --
Filigree in The Hague in the seventeenth century / Jet Pijzel-Dommisse --
Closing remarks / Maria Menshikova
Other Titles: Silver filigree of the Tsars
Responsibility: [authors, Maria Menshikova, Jet Pijzel-Dommisse ; author of the catalogue, Maria Menshikova ... translations, Arnoud Bijl, John Rudge].


Filigree is a remarkable method in jewellery-making in which very pure precious metal is drawn into extremely fine threads. This book presents the highlights from the magnificent filigree collection,  Read more...


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'A landmark publication, this volume complements existing studies of the Tsars' filigree and is an accessible introduction to readers less familiar with the genre' Antiques Magazine

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