SHOWCASE 9. MOSCOW JEWELLERY OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY

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Showcase 9. Moscow jewellery of the first half of the 17th century

The Armoury collection incorporates jewellery artworks of the Russian craftsmen of the early 17th century. The showcase represents items of the reconstruction period after the “Time of Troubles” — one of the most complicated periods in the Russian history, covering the years of interregnum between the death of the last Russian Tsar of the Rurik dynasty, Feodor Ivanovich, in 1598, and the establishment of the Romanov dynasty in 1613. They were all produced in the Kremlin workshops — the Armoury, Stables Office, Tsarina's Chambers, Gold and Silver chambers.

Pieces of jewellery, executed by the renowned craftsmen Gavrila Ovdokimov, Danila Osipov and Yury Frobos are of much interest. The masters of the period continued the development of artistic traditions of the preceding century.

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