Orest Fedorovich Kurlyukov, who created one of the most famous jewelry brands in Moscow at the end of the 19th century, was the son-in-law of I.P. Khlebnikov and for some time served on the board of his trading house. Being a hereditary merchant of the second guild, knowing the intricacies of office work, Orest Fedorovich skillfully managed the affairs of his father-in-law. Having comprehended many subtleties, familiar with the best jewelry masters, the peculiarities of demand, with the support of Ivan Petrovich Khlebnikov, Kurlyukov opened his own factory production of gold and silver products in 1883.
By the time Orest Fedorovich opened the factory, the Russian style in jewelry production had undergone all stages of search and entered the heyday of the Art Nouveau style. This is very noticeable in the shape and decoration of silver jewelry with enamel. In the selection you will see how the shapes of traditional vessels have changed – ladles, tea and coffee utensils. Bucket handles have become more complicated to pretentiousness. The pattern has changed and become more complicated, picturesque fragments are included in the ornaments, birds and mythical creatures are intertwined. A combination of a textured or polished silver surface with enamel inserts and cartouches is often used. All this together creates the unique style of Orest Kurlyukov’s jewelry house.