Samuel Anderson Robb: master of the “living” tree
Санта Сэмюэля Робба
  The fate of Samuel Anderson Robb, one of the most eminent woodcarvers working in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was predetermined. The son
Strange Heads by Elisa Siegel
Surreal heads.
Elisa Sigel makes sculptures of world famous actors. It would seem, well, what is so unusual and remarkable here? The trend is popular, because many people are engaged
Kholmogory bone carving
Icon with a sculptural relief of Saints Peter and Paul made of walrus and ivory, Kholmogory, 18th century.
The folk art of bone carving originated in northern Russia more than four hundred years ago. The most famous center of bone carving was a town located near
Vasily Semyonov – Silversmith
Silver gilded cup and saucer depicting the Moscow Kremlin, Vasily Semyonov, Moscow, 1885
Vasily Semyonov – Moscow silversmith, owner of a silverware factory, founded in 1852. Semenov’s factory specialized mainly in the production of silverware with niello. The factory was small,
Faberge masters. Nikolai Alexandrovich Petrov
Silver brooch-pendant with gilt and diamonds, decorated with guilloché enamel, diameter 2.5 cm, workmaster Mikhail Perkhin, FABERGÉ, St. Petersburg, 1899-1903.
Faberge jewelry was often decorated with precious enamels. Guilloche enamel looked especially beautiful. In this technique, enamel is applied over a rhythmic geometric ornament finely engraved on the
Shibata Zeshin – Japanese artist and master of lacquer painting
Inro (trifle case) depicting pumpkins and plum blossoms, height 9.5 cm, Shibata Zeshin, circa 1865, from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) was a Japanese artist and master of lacquer painting, who was called “the greatest varnisher in Japan.” Zeshin was born and raised in Edo (modern
Burgaute varnish
Metal box and tray, decorated with black lacquer (laque burgauté) in a gold frame, length 12 cm, Johann Martin Heinrici, Dresden, around 1760, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The technique of inlaying lacquer products with mother-of-pearl originated in China. There are known lacquer objects that date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). The technique has become
Japanese crafts: pewterware Osaka Naniwa
Osaka Naniwa contemporary pewter ware
Osaka Naniwa pewterware is the name of a traditional Japanese craft that originated around Osaka. Osaka is often called the second capital of Japan and its ancient name
Volgorechensky jewelry factory Russian Silver
Set of tea and coffee spoons Spruce made of crystal and silver with gilding and emeralds.
The Volgorechensky jewelry factory “Russian Silver” produces in small series collections of highly artistic silverware in the Russian style. The unique design, high quality and affordable price made
Tsugaru lacquerware
Inro box for small items Tsugaru nuri in the style of Ogawa Haritsu known as Ritsuo 1663 1747 decorated with a golden wasp on pewter lotus boxes Edo period 1615 1868 late 18th century.
Japanese crafts: Tsugaru lacquerware Tsugaru lacquerware is a traditional Japanese craft that originated about 300 years ago in the Tsugaru area of ​​Aomori Prefecture. Tsugaru Nuri features unique