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&

Russian women drinking tea and eating watermelon. No way that can’t have been fun. Boris Kustodiev, Russian/Soviet artist. Living from 1878 to 1927, he also worked in stage design. Studied under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg.

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“A Merchant’s Wife’s Teatime.” 1918. Oil on canvas. Collections of the State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kustodiev_Merchants_Wife.jpg
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“The Merchant’s Wife Drinking Tea.” 1923. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://arthive.com/boriskustodiev/works/16296~The_merchants_wife_drinking_tea
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“The Merchant’s Wife at Tea.” 1920. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image via wikiart.org. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/boris-kustodiev/the-merchant-s-wife-at-tea-1920

More interiors in glorious detail, painted by Alexander Serebryakov who was also a decorator. Living from 1907 to 1995, he was born in Russia but worked in Paris, France after fleeing there with his family in 1918. He was a grand nephew of Alexandre Benois who did much design work for the Ballets Russes.

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“Le bureau de Robert de Balkany, Place Vendôme.” 1975. Watercolor, gouache, and pencil and ink on paper. Signed and dated on the lower left “A. SEREBRIAKOFF 1975”. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.745.html/2016/robert-de-balkany-rue-de-varenne-paris-pf1661
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“The blue living room, Rue de Varenne.” 1978. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper. Signed and dated “A. SEREBRIAKOFF 1978” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/robert-de-balkany-rue-de-varenne-paris-pf1661/lot.741.html
The main Hall, Château de Groussay. 1942. Watercolor.
The main Hall, Château de Groussay. 1942. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://parisdiarybylaure.com/the-mythical-chateau-de-groussay-is-revisited-by-alexandre-serebriakoff/
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Billiards room. ca. 1940s. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://parisdiarybylaure.com/the-mythical-chateau-de-groussay-is-revisited-by-alexandre-serebriakoff/

Watercolors of Saint Petersburg by Russian watercolorist Vasily Sadovnikov. Living from 1800 to 1879, (1800-1879), he was a leading Russian master of perspective painting. Painted many interiors too.

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“Palace Square, Saint Petersburg.” 1830s. Russian. Watercolor and grottage on paper. Collections of the the Pushkin Fine Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PalaceSquare-Sadovnikov.jpg
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“The Mariinsky Palace.” 19th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/amber-tree/30284826772/
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“Court Departure at the Main Entrance of the Great Palace.” 1852. Image via wikigallery.org. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_163340/Vasili-Semenovich-Sadovnikov/Court-Departure-at-the-Main-Entrance-of-the-Great-Palace%2C-1852
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“View of the Palace square and the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.” 19th c. Image © Arthive, 2020. Fair use license. via https://arthive.com/artists/1921~Vasily_Semenovich_Sadovnikov/works/28806~View_of_the_Palace_square_and_the_Winter_Palace_in_St_Petersburg
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“View of the Anichkov Palace from the Fontanka River.” 1838. Source: communitylivejournal.com. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fontanka_anichkov_1838.jpg

Soviet design, enameled porcelain designed by Zinaida Kobyletskaya (1880–1957) in collaboration with the State Porcelain Factory.

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Pitcher and lid. 1920-1925. Russian/Soviet. Enameled porcelain. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/186231683879/zinaida-viktorovna-kobyletskaya
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Covered cream jug with a yellow ground decorated with a red star and green hammer and sickle. ca. 1921. Russian/Soviet. Auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2006. Image courtesy Sotheby’s. Image © https://russianauctions.ru/. Fair use license. via https://russianauctions.ru/lot/15328/
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Sugar bowl and lid. 1920-1925. Enameled porcelain. Russian/Soviet. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18633167/

Russia just a little while back with the land stretching out to reach the sky. Konstantin Kryzhitsky, painter (1858-1911). Also taught drawing.

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“Forest Vista.” 1886. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Konstantin_Kryzhitsky_LesnyeDali.jpg
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“Early Morning in the Fields.” 1897. In the public domain due to age. via http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-sad-fate-of-konstantin-kryzhitsky.html
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“The Lake.” 1896. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Konstantin_Kryzhitsky_Ozero_1896.jpg
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“Sunset.” 1887. Oil on canvas. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/konstantin-yakovlevich-kryzhitsky/sunset-hCq3EhHjcgCHPrFq3BbUEg2

Russian silver gilt vertu made in Moscow but from long long before they got rid of the tsars. Early 19th century. Ivan Zaitsev, master silverworker.

Sugar bowl with lid. 1816.
Sugar bowl with lid. 1816. Neoclassical. Russian, made in Moscow. Silver with a gilt lid. Ivan Zaitsev, maker. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/F186/lots/910450-a-russian-silver-sugar-bowl-with-lid-moscow-1816-ivan-zaitsev
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Tabernacle (darokhranitelnitsa) with a pavilion like structure with classical columns hung with garlands of roses and supporting a dome chased with bunches of grapes supporting a crucifix. and an ark engraved with the Entombment that contains a miniature spoon, chalice and flacon. 1808. Neoclassical. Russian. Parcel-gilt. 84 standard. Ivan Zaitsev, Moscow, maker. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/collections-silver-vertu-russian-art-n09409/lot.162.html?locale=en
Meat dish. 1823.
Oval meat dish with the center engraved with the crowned initial of Emperor Nicholas I, the border inscribed in Russian “Pereslavl Zalessky 1823 August 23” and engraved with the coats of arms of Pereslavl-Zalessky and Vladimir. Rim chased with leaves. 1823. Russian. Silver-gilt. Maker’s mark of “IZ” marked on the border possibly for Ivan Zaitsev Moscow. Belonged to Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929). Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-gilt-meat-dish-cyrillic-makers-mark-5322020-details.aspx

Art Deco lighting for every corner of your home. Perfect atmospherics for that Jazz Age fancy dress party. Michel Zadounaïsky, designer (1903-1983). Born in Odessa, he moved to France with his family at the age of 13.

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Pair of table lamps with partially black patinated antelopes. 1930s. Wrought iron with opaline glass shades. antelopes. Signed “Zadounai¨sky” on each with the signatures hidden by a rectangular twisted rope. © Estate of the maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/table-lamps/michel-zadounaisky-french-art-deco-pair-of-wrought-iron-antelope-lamps-1930s/id-f_17990982/
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Bougeoir. ca. 1930-1940. Iron. © Estate of the maker. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/michel-zadouna%C3%AFsky/bougeoir-D01YH9Zc6rAXkrLKCbY1hg2
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Large monkey lamp. 1930s. Iron. School of Michel Zadounaïsky. Image © Copyright – GALERIE VAUCLAIR. Fair use license. via http://galerie-vauclair.fr/GV/portfolio-item/zadounaisky-large-monkey-lamp/?lang=en

Portraits from Russia of Praskovya Sheremeteva (1768-1803). Born a serf she had a wonderful voice and became an opera singer. Married a count, too.

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Portrait of Praskovya Sheremeteva. 1803. Oil. Nikolai Argunov, painter (1771-1829). Collection of the Museum of ceramics, Kuskovo. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1803._Nikolai_Argunov_(1771-c1829)_-_Portrait_of_Praskovya_Ivanovna_Zhemchugova-Sheremeteva.jpg
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Praskovya Sheremeteva in a scenic costume for a production of André Ernest Modeste Grétry’s “Les mariages samnites.” 18th c. Artist not known. Collection of the Museum-estate Ostankino, Moscow. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ZhemchugovaSamnites2.jpg
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Portrait of Praskovya Sheremeteva. Painted before Febuary 3, 1803. Nikolai Argunov, artist (1771-1829). Collection of the State Museum of Ceramics and the 18th Century Kuskovo Estate, Moscow. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.gogmsite.net/new-content/1803-expecting-praskovya.html

Paintings of children by artist Zinaida Serebriakova who was from Russia but later moved to France. Living from 1884 to 1967, she was a niece of Alexandre Benois.

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“Card house.” 1919. Collection of the State Russian Museum. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://getdailyart.com/22915/zinaida-serebriakova/house-of-cards
"At Breakfast." 1914.
“At Breakfast.” 1914. Oil on canvas. Collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In the public domain in Russia because it was published before November 7, 1917. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zinaida_Serebryakova_(1914)_At_Breakfast.jpg
"Tata and Katia in the mirror." 1917.
“Tata and Katia in the mirror.” 1917. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/1801276_1483210678563924_7519758532685560633_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeHc3FTSOBMy87gTi86WOomtMZCVOZ1uW2rLMY7M2VhcVimQg5K8fOT_DeCQqLv-GzhLtG6jQl_wjxTWwiPEYjlGFuL1x8Pxko6-LD20tMahUA&_nc_ohc=2xNHTvZJ66gAX92Pkus&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=ee45422bebbed82e37a8b8bad4a3711e&oe=5EC4008F