HALL 2. RUSSIAN GOLD AND SILVERWARE OF THE 17TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Hall 2. Russian gold and silverware of the 17th to early 20th century

The second hall of the Armoury Chamber presents precious artworks by Russian silversmiths of the 17th century, most part of which was produced in the Kremlin Golden and Silver Chambers; masterpieces by makers from provincial artistic centers; 18th- to early 19th century jewelry pieces and silverware of the distinguished jewelry firms of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

Covers for icons, gospels, liturgical vessels and precious church utensils, exhibited in the hall, were crafted in Kremlin Workshops in the time of its flourish. Although not numerous, cult objects by masters of Yaroslavl and Kostroma, nielloed and enamelled artworks of Solvychegodsk, Velikiy Ustyug and Tobolsk are of high artistic and historical value. 

Among the works, executed by Petersburg and Moscow masters in the style of Rococo, Classicism and Historicism, pieces of precious tableware, various utensils and secular jewellery are worthy of particular attention. Artworks by court jeweller Carl Faberge, including the world famous Easter eggs, are highly esteemed both in Russia and abroad.

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Hall 2. Plan-scheme