Look at the beautiful collection of Russian silver & enamel that showcases the beautiful artistry of the Russian silversmiths and artists. Considered to have deep roots in the 18th century Russian techniques, one of the best quality Russian silver comes with traditional enamel work and is its distinct feature. These include plique-a-jour, champlevé, multicolour cloisonné are some of the most in-demand styles that are usually seen on the drinking vessels, beakers, tea services, cigarette cases, vases and tankards.
Pure Russian silver & enamel workmanship
Zolotniks is the measuring unit of Russian silver and the fineness that is common corresponds to 84 or 875/1000 standard purity. Though higher purity is often used such as 88, 91, 94 and 96, which is the highest purity. Notice the vibrant colored enameling that has been done on the Russian silver & enamel pieces.
At Ivoryandart.com, we have a select collection of high quality, original Russian silver & enamel work that has been done by some of the finest Russian artists. Look at the pre-defined shapes, delicate etching on silver that has been filled with the multi-colored enamel, which can only be done by some of the best artists. Most of them come with an authentic hallmark of the top-listed silversmiths of Russia. The mark of authenticity is at the bottom of each piece while the purity of Russian silver is marked alongside.
The most common style is the Cloisonné enamel decoration. The piece of wires are soldered unto the Russian silver in making boxes, which are later filled with enamel paste, and filled over the metal boxes (cloison), kiln-fired and melts to a glass-like consistency. The workmanship has been effectively done, as enameling gives pure silver items a new and more vibrant look, while the detailing is awe-inspiring.
Browse through our unique collection of some of the best Russian silver & enamel pieces that are coveted by art connoisseurs and collectors worldwide.