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 - early 20th century

Hall 2 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. There are also masterpieces executed by makers from provincial artistic centres, as well as 18th - early 19th-century jewellery pieces and silverware of distinguished jewellery firms of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

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

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