HALL 5. WEST EUROPEAN SILVER OF THE 13TH - 19TH CENTURIES

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Hall 5. West European silver of the 13th - 19th centuriesThe Armoury's largest collection includes artworks by German, Dutch, English, Polish, Swedish and French craftsmen. The majority of the exhibits were brought to Russia as ambassadorial gifts. The exposition is of exceptional interest and value as it explores national artistic traditions and characteristics of decorative and applied arts of many countries.

One can not help admiring the collection of English Renaissance silver. German goblets are distinguished by original design, virtuosity of execution and unusual materials: nacre, rock crystal, ivory, coconut shells. 

Creativity of French masters is presented by dinner and tea services, table sets. French dessert Olympic service — the gift to Russian Emperor Alexander I from Napoleon Bonaparte in commemoration of 1807 Tilsit Peace treaty is exhibited in a separate showcase.

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