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The second half of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century is a bright page in the history of Russia, the time of the return of the cultural memory of the nation and the flourishing of art.
During this period, the ancient monuments of the Russian gold and silver business were revived, rethought, creatively interpreted.
An unprecedented rise in jewelry mastery was made possible thanks to the desire of society to continue national traditions and update the artistic language of Russian art.
This is the result of the joint work of researchers, restaurateurs, artists, architects, sculptors: all of them (as well as the owners of leading jewelry companies) believed that both: the picture, and the cup, and the salt shaker is equally worthy of the attention of the artist; therefore, many products created in those years became genuine masterpieces.
As in the Renaissance, household items were again elevated to the status of works of high art.
Russian jewelry has received worldwide recognition, and domestic craftsmen have been awarded the highest awards at world and national exhibitions.
In the second quarter of the 19th century, the industrial revolution began in Russia.
New technologies have made it possible to modernize production.
Machine methods for processing precious metals are widely implemented in jewelry.
The enterprises introduced the division of labor by specialties, which significantly improved the quality of products.
At the first World Exhibition in London in 1851, Russian jewelry companies hit the public, presenting jewelry with diamonds, pearls and turquoise, as well as decorative and applied products made of semiprecious stones and silver.
The exhibition showed that the Russian industry has moved to a qualitatively different level: the jewelry school of the Russian Empire definitely was original and unique.
In more than a thousand-year-old history of Russian gold and silver business, there was no other shorter period giving the world a whole galaxy of outstanding jewelers.
In the 19th century, the main centers of jewelry production were Saint Petersburg and Moscow – cities with different historical traditions.
Despite the general stylistic orientation of Russian art of that time, the difference between these art schools is clearly visible in the masterpieces of gold and silver.
The exhibition presents works by talented masters of the Russian Empire, who are official suppliers of the Russian imperial court (or working closely with them), as well as craftsmen who performed government orders, but for various reasons who did not became imperial court suppliers.
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