Russian silver & crystal is a wide term used for the range of ornate silver and glass collectibles that is much in demand with the collectors. Russian silver is measured in Zolotniks with 84 as common fineness of 875/1000 in purity. Other standards include 91, 94 and 96 which is very rare as it defines pure silver.
Perfectly crafted Russian Silver & Crystal
The most in demand Russian silver & crystal pieces are of the “Pan-Slavic revival” pieces of the 19th century showcasing the stylized patterns and geometric motifs. Though these antique collectibles are highly sought after, some of the Art Nuevo design is equally in demand. The perfect amalgamation of Russian silver with hand cut glass or crystal makes for a beautiful pairing as seen in the below placed items.
Russian silver is popular with collectors due to the fine quality of silver, innately decorated style and designs. Paired with crystal, there are a variety of objects that meet not just a collector’s fantasy, but are functional pieces. From lanterns, vases, baskets, decanters, to decorative pieces, the silver creates the base, the support while the crystal bowls are set upon the framework. Though the designs are traditional, even today there are certain factories that produce world-class Russian silver & crystal pieces that conform to the Faberge-era styles.
Based on the workmanship, amount of silver and the perfectly cut crystal amounts to the affordable prices. At IvoryandArt.com, we have an eye for some of the most unique pieces and bring forth a selected few items to suit the art connoisseurs and collectors requirements in style. The perfectly crafted and delineated in Russian silver & crystal are masterpieces created by some of the world renowned artists. Look at the symmetry, the cleverly crafted designs and the way the heavy crystal has been carved to bring forth a collectible yet a perfectly functional piece in art.