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

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Hall 5. West European Silver of the 13th to 19th centuriesThe collection includes works by German, Dutch, English, Polish, Swedish and French masters. The majority of exhibits have come to Russia as ambassadorial gifts. The collection of English Renaissance Silver is unique. German goblets are distinguished by original idea and plan, virtuosity of execution and unusual materials, e.g. nacre, rock crystal, ivory, coco shells.

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