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The works of Peter Carl Fabergé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2014
.... This change caught the attention of Czar Alexander III who first encountered his work at the 1882 Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow....... Easter is considered the most important feast of the Russian Orthodox church and is celebrated with the giving of beautifully decorated Easter eggs....... The Russian Revolution in 1917 marked the collapse of not only the Imperial Russian government, but the Fabergé firm as well. The poor leadership of Alexander III successor, Nicolas II, created great unrest among the impoverished lower class... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jim Cottrell » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...» Palace works of art from Imperial Russia September 30th, 2009 True Russian palace furniture is so rare and so incredibly beautiful; we......’re always thrilled when we have the chance to offer it to our clients. We just received an amazing pair of Russian palace slipper chairs that really capture the opulence of mid 19th century Russia... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Kindjal Dagger A Russian dagger used as both a side arm and fashion accessory, often decorated with niello inlay, gold gilt, silver, ivory or cloisonné... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...” of luxury and style. Even the fine arts were impacted by the new ideals of Art Deco. “Friends Forever” by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is a charming figure of a young girl and her two borzoi, or Russian wolfhound companions, comprised of patinated, cold-painted bronze and intricately carved ivory, a... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... His work, characterized by technical superiority and ingenious design, was commissioned by English nobility and Russian aristocrats... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques M.S. Rau Blog Archives » Page 2 of 33 » The official weblog

.... The combination of the cold-painted bronze along with the ivory to depict flesh was unlike anything seen before. Inspired by Russian ballet and French theater, Chiparus created a theatrical female form in his sculptures... Read More »

A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/23/2009
.... During the mid-19th century Baccarat chandeliers and tableware were favored by European royalty, with the Russian aristocracy proving to be some of their most loyal clientele....... At one point, one-third of Baccarat's workforce (over 2,000 employees), were assigned solely to fulfill the orders for the Russian court....... In addition to the extravagant pieces, Baccarat created scores of stemware for the Russian market. A custom initiated by the first tsars mandated that no one should drink from a glass touched by their own lips, and many grand dukes and nobleman followed suit... Read More »
Cigar Store Indian

The Renaissance of Cigar Related Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Russian Empress Catherine II is credited with inventing the cigar band. She had special silk bands created to protect her fingers from being stained, a practice which continues even today... Read More »

Art Glass, Cameo Glass and Art Nouveau Furniture of Emile Gallé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/22/2009
...who fulfilled the most prestigious commissions for the treasured cameo works, including those from the City of Paris, the Russian Royal Family and scores of aristocrats from around the world. Emile Gallé... Read More »

Fabergé Silver Flatware Service ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/21/2014
..., the most revered name in luxury, was produced by the firm's prestigious workshop in Moscow, a city that was long considered the center of Russian silver and goldsmithing... Read More »
Matthew Boulton Silver Candelabra

Matthew Boulton Sheffield Silver ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... In 1762, Boulton became business partners with John Fothergill (c. 1700-1782), a Russian businessman. Fothergill had numerous connections to potential customers from around the world and spoke several European languages, while it was Boulton who possessed the drive and business sense... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » Page 2 of 4 » The official weblog of M.S

.... The amethyst is extravagence in violet. The rarest fine color stones have been prized throughout the ages: Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God, and the Russian Empress, Catherine the Great, send thousands of miners into the Ural mountains to look for it... Read More »

The Changing Face of Dining Traditions ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 10/29/2009
.... By the middle of the 19th century, most “civilized” people were eating the Russian way, in which guests were served each course in measured portions... Read More »
Cigar Store Indian

The Renaissance of Cigar Related Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Russian Empress Catherine II is credited with inventing the cigar band. She had special silk bands created to protect her fingers from being stained, a practice which continues even today... Read More »

Paul de Lamerie Setting the Standard ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/16/2009
...of the Company in 1717, the very same year he was admonished for not marking his wares. Royal Clientele As word of de Lamerie's skills spread, he began supplying orders to the Russian Imperial Court, English nobility and upper class... Read More »