Tableware fit for a tsarina whenever she comes to visit. Russian. Late 19th century. All grand.

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Serving spoon with a curved shape, decorated with a floral motif in partitioned polychrome enamel. Engraved “HBE.” Before 1896. Made in Moscow. Makers marks: Hallmark 88, Moscow, before 1896. Goldsmith hallmark for André Kuzmichoff and inventory number: 3348. Antip Kuzmichoff, goldsmith (active 1856-1897). Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/cuillere-de-service-a-the-en-vermeil-par-kuzmichoff-moscou-avant-1896-49847491?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=4
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11 teaspoons, decorated in a beaded floral motif in polychrome enamel with partially enameled handles. Before 1896. Made in Moscow, Russia. Makers marks: Hallmark 88, Moscow, before 1896. Vermeil and polychrome enamel. Goldsmith’s hallmark for Antip Kuzmichoff (active 1856-1897). Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/89099/8700436?npp=20&offset=300&
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Four dessert forks, decorated with a floral motif i partitioned polychrome enamel on a matte gold with partially enameled flat handles. Made before 1896 in Moscow. Vermeil, polychrome enamel and gold. Makers marks: Hallmark “84”, Moscow, before 1896. Goldsmith’s hallmark for Ivan Saltikoff (active 1884-1897). Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/89099/8700440?npp=20&offset=300&

Pieces in metal with detailing that makes them shine from the American rendition of the Arts and Crafts movement. Rebecca Cauman, artist. Living from 1872 to 1964, she studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design American, 1882–1964)born in Massachusetts in 1872, and educated at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Covered box. ca. 1905.
Covered box. ca. 1905. Hammered copper and enamel. Signed on the underside. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82329473_rebecca-cauman-hammered-copper-and-enamel-covered-box
Covered bowl or box
Covered bowl or box with a planished finish resting on a spreading foot with hand chased, pierced and enamel decoration. Hand chased lid with a rock crystal final from which radiate 12 hand pierced, applied and enameled ovals. ca. 1927. Sterling silver, rock crystal and enamel. Exhibited at the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts Tricennial Exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in March of 1927. Marked “STERLING/Cauman” underneath. Image © 2020 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/rebecca-cauman-rare-and-important-sterling-silver-enamel
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Box with lid. 1925. Pewter and glass. Collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rebecca_cauman,_scatola_con_coperchio,_in_peltro_e_vetro,_1925_ca.jpg
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Bookends. ca. 1920. Hammered copper and enamel. Collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis. In the public domain. via https://collections.artsmia.org/art/29406/bookend-one-of-a-pair-rebecca-cauman

Renaissance Revival, our theme for this week’s public (free) series post. Starting in the 1880s it was popularized by Stanford White and other architects. This week’s post. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/34901772 Enjoy! Five images not just the one.

Ring
Ring showing two lions supporting the center column of a bezel set green beryl, further enhanced with polychromatic enamel. ca. 1868. Renaissance Revival. French. Gold with green beryl and enamel. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020 . Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/amp/jewelry/rings/fashion-rings/antique-french-renaissance-revival-enamel-gold-ring/id-j_2404113/

Little accent pieces for your hall table from the height of various décor enthusiams from a little bit back, 1800 to 1900 to be exact. French. Various designers and makers.

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Vase. Chinoiserie. ca. 1900. French. Enamel with gilt bronze mounts in the motif of fô dogs and bamboo branches. Attributed to Edouard Lièvre. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rare-cloisonne-enamel-vase-gilt-bronze-mounts-france-attributed-to-lievre/i
Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme. 1876-1877. Made in Paris.
Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme, inspired by a Japanese bronze. 1876-1877. Metal. Made in Paris by Christofle after an Emile Reiber design. Stamped “Christofle” and “959661.” Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/theiere-lievre-en-metal-argente-par-christofle-6168745-details.aspx
Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain. Orientalist.
Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain, with three hand chiseled ormolu elephants supporting each candelabra. Orientalist. ca. 1880. French. Designed by Edouard Lièvre. Made and signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/pair-of-porcelain-dore-bronze-candelabra-barbedienne-edouard-lievre/id-f_2690473/

Russian silver-gilt, most of it enameled. Put enough of it out on your sideboard and it will look like the revolution never came. Imperial era. Antip Kuzmichev, Moscow, silverworker.

Easter egg with bud vase interior, gold-washed silver and cloisonne enamel with foliate bands,  a wide band of beaded flowerheads on a white ground. "Christ is Risen" lettering in the center over  beaded flowers and scrollwork, opening at center to reveal small bud vase with the inscription "Easter 1898" and a monogram. ca. 1898.
Easter egg with bud vase interior, gold-washed silver and cloisonné enamel with foliate bands, a wide band of beaded flowerheads on a white ground. “Christ is Risen” lettering in the center over beaded flowers and scrollwork, opening at center to reveal small bud vase with the inscription “Easter 1898” and a monogram. Possibly made before 1896 and inscribed later. Made in Moscow. Antip Kuzmichev, maker. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://m.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2498/lots/669
Three piece silver-gilt and champlevé enamel coffee set with coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer decorated in an Oriental pattern with traditional scrolling ornaments in shades of white, blue and green. 1898-1908.
Three piece silver-gilt and champlevé enamel coffee set with coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer decorated in an Oriental pattern with traditional scrolling ornaments in shades of white, blue and green. 1898-1908. Made in Moscow. Makers initials and “Made for Tiffany and Company” struck on the bases. Antip Kuzmichev, maker for Tiffany and Company, New York. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/russian-works-of-art-faberge-and-icons/a-silver-gilt-and-champleve-enamel-three-piece
Kovsh in gilt-silver and guilloche, cloisonne and champleve enamel.
Kovsh in gilt-silver and guilloché, cloisonné and champlevé enamel in a Russian Revival style. Champlevé enamel on the handle and around the perimeter of the interior of the bowl with translucent royal blue enamel over a guilloché ground featuring an anthropomorphized flower. Exterior with a band of polychrome cloisonné enamel. 1899-1908. Made in Moscow. Assayer`s mark of Ilya Lebedkin, 84 standard, with a French control mark. Antip Kuzmicheva, maker. Image © 2019 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/shapiro/a-guilloche-cloisonne-and-champleve-enamel-gilt-silver-kovsh-antip-kuzmichev-moscow-1899-1908-392565
Tea set in  silver and cloisonné enamel. 1892.
Tea set in silver and cloisonné enamel. 1892. Made in Moscow. Monogrammed “AHCF.” Antip Kuzmichev, maker for Tiffany and Company, New York. Image © 2019 | The Frick Pittsburgh. Fair use license. via https://collection.thefrickpittsburgh.org/objects/5713

Art Deco art glass. Czech. Karl Palda, designer.

Glass vase, applied enamel with frosted glass segments. a. 1935.
Glass vase, applied enamel with frosted glass segments. ca. 1935. Art Deco/Modernist in style. Attributed to Karl Palda. Image © Incollect.com 2019 Incollect.com. Fair use license. via https://www.incollect.com/listings/decorative-arts/objects/karl-palda-art-deco-modernist-glass-vase-cira-1935-301468
Decanter set with tray, clear glass with black enamel. 1930s. Art Deco.
Decanter set with tray, clear glass with black enamel. 1930s. Art Deco. Karl Palda, maker. Image Martin Fennelly Antiques © 2019. Fair use license. via http://www.fennelly.net/Antiques/Crystal%20and%20Glass%20-%20Antique%20Gifts/353%20Art%20Deco%20Crystal%20Decanter%20set%20and%20Tray-%20Karl%20Palda%201930%27s.aspx
Candlesticks.
Mirrored pair of candlesticks. Hand-blown with the glass then cut to shape. Cut glass with enameled and silvered surfaces. ca, 1930s. Karl Palda, maker. Unsigned. Image © artglassnouveau.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artglassnouveau.com/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/4523?opendocument&part=9
Vanity set with soap container, perfume bottle and eau-de-toilette spray.
Exceptional luxury Art Deco Vanity set with soap container, perfume bottle and eau-de-toilette spray. Clear cut glass with amber glass. 1930’s. Art Deco. Karl Palda, designer. Novy Bor Glasswork, manufacturer. Image © 2019 E-mosaik. Fair use license. via https://www.e-mosaik.com/products/art-deco-bohemia-karl-palda-crystal-vanity-set-1930s

Vases by George Paulding Farnham, chief designer for Tiffany & Company from 1885 to 1907. Art Nouveau. American.

"Ptarmigan" vase. 1900-1905.
“Ptarmigan” vase. 1901-1903. The body created from layers of fused copper and silver, sterling silver bird and coat of arms in gold. Photo © NGC. Image © National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Fair use license. via https://www.gallerieswest.ca/news/whistler%E2%80%99s-audain-art-museum-to-showcase-historic-ptarmigan-/
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel.
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/tiffany-co/vase-by-george-paulding-farnham-eLk3-2H4IZVa61SQDZ-YJg2
Adams vase.
Adams vase designed to resemble a cotton plant, a commission made for Edward Dean Adams, chairman of the board of the American Cotton Oil Company. 1893-95. Gold, tourmaline, quartz, spessartite, rock crystal, amethyst, fresh water pearl, and enamel. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/35
Vase. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle
Vase, designed to celebrate Native American art with “corncob” handles among other elements. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Hand-raised silver body ornamented with amazonite,bluish opal and freshwater pearl embedded in the handles. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://antiquesjournal.com/index.php/2019/05/14/show-and-tell-5/
Loving cup. 1897.
Loving cup. 1897. Silver, copper, niello, and horn. Attributed to Paulding Farnham. Chasing attributed to Eugene Soligny. Collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Photo credit: Daderot. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Loving_Cup_by_Tiffany_Co.,_Paulding_Farnham_attrib_designer,_Eugene_Soligny_attrib_chaser,_1897,_silver,_copper,_niello,_horn_-_Cincinnati_Art_Museum_-_DSC04483.JPG

Decorative pieces by French metalworker and manufacturer Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), Well known as a bronze founder, his firm specialized in bronze castings and enameled household objects except for during the Franco-Prussian war when they casted cannon.

Pair of vases in the Persian style. ca. 1870.
Pair of vases in the Persian style. ca. 1870. Ormolu and champlevé enamel in vibrant colors. Each signed “F. Barbedienne Fondeur, Paris”. Louis-Constant Sévin, ornamentalist and Ferdinand Barbedienne, makers. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/extremely-rare-pair-of-ferdinand-barbedienne-ormolu-champleve-enamel-vases/id-f_16692431/
Large mounted rouge griotte gilt bronze centerpiece. Made in Paris ca. 1875.
Large mounted rouge griotte gilt bronze centerpiece. Made in Paris ca. 1875. Renaissance Revival in style decorated with the mask of Medusa beneath a shell and flanked by swirling foliate acanthus. Gadrooned rim with cast handles with thinking putti sitting on lion heads. signed “F. BARBEDIENNE”. Image © Alchetron. Fair use license. via https://alchetron.com/Ferdinand-Barbedienne
Clock set comprised of a central clock and a pair of flanking five light candelabra.
Clock set comprised of a central clock and a pair of flanking five light candelabra. 19th c. Red marble and ormolu. Signed ‘F.BARBEDIENNE, PARIS’ on the clock dial and signed “DEBOIS” on the clock base. Image © 2019 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/antique-ormolu-and-red-marble-clock-set-by-ferdinand-barbedienne
Bronze cup made in an ancient style.
Bronze cup made in an ancient style. 19th c. Bronze with cloisonné enamel. Signed by Barbedienne. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/ancient-little-bronze-cup-ferdinand-barbedienne-19th-century-france/id-f_14004502/

Inkwells and caskets in gold, one made for a Russian tsar and another commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Fritz von Miller (1840-1921). he did designing and worked in bronze and gold with a workshop in Munich, Bavaria.

Casket. ca. 1880-85.
Casket. ca. 1880-85. German. Ebony, ivory, silver, gilded metal, lapis lazuli, and amber. Fritz von Miller, designer. Image © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/File:02.86-SC39657.jpg
Inkstand. 1864.
Inkstand with ornamentation that includes mythical and allegorical figures such as Hercules and the Hydra, Time, and Victory. 1864. Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as recognition for the royal physician Doctor Ignatz von Zauber in recognition of his twenty-five years of service in the city of Munich’s government. Silver, gilt-bronze, and enamel with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Designed by Von Miller in partnership with jeweler Adam Hausinger. Photo by John Faier, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Image © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Fair use license. via http://driehausmuseum.org/exhibitions/collection-highlights
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III.
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III. 1883. Made in Munich, Germany. Silver, enamel, hardstone, rock crystal, and gilt-bronze with tooled leather. Inscribed “The Gift of the German State in the year of our Lord, 1883, on the day of the Coronation, Saint Petersburg, the 15th of May.” (English translation). signed at one end “Fritz von Miller München”. Image © Sotheby’s 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n09068/lot.367.html

Jewelry mostly in shades of blue designed by Jessie M. King who was one of the Glasgow Girls. Living from 1875 to 1949 she also painted pottery and illustrated children’s books.

Brooch. ca. 1910. Hand-crafted. Silver, amethyst and blue enamel.
Brooch. ca. 1910. Hand-crafted. Silver, amethyst and blue enamel. Designed by King for Liberty and Company. Image © 2019 Victoria Sterling Antique Jewelry. Fair use license. via https://www.victoriasterlingjewelry.com/products/arts-crafts-enamel-amethyst-brooch-pin-jessie-m-king
Brooch.  ca. Silver and enamel.
Brooch. ca. Silver and enamel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jessie-marion-king/brooch-eow4XWAiqLA_5DHCRaZdPw2
Buckle. 1909.
Buckle. 1909. Silver and enamel. Designed by King for Liberty and Company. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation and Tadema Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jessie-marion-king/liberty-co-buckle-a-64qSah0AH0rioi5iEmv4_Q2