Item of the Week: Russian Cloisonné Enamel Gilt Silver Dish

Brooke Friedman

Feast your eyes on this breathtaking Russian cloisonné enamel dish. With its intricate design and fabulous bright colors, this dish will stop you in your tracks. Cloisonné is an ancient method for decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. The artisans who worked in cloisonné were considered jewelers in late Imperial Russia.  This dish is marked Feodor Rückert, a Fabergé workmaster from Moscow (1896-1903). Sitting center stage is a Siren- the mythical bird of paradise, surrounded by alternating motifs of jewel toned peacocks and multi-colored flowers. With silver gilt scalloped edges leading to more beautiful flowers, this dish is simply over-the-top opulence.

This piece will be offered in our upcoming August 1-3 auction, along with many other stunning Russian enamel pieces. Russian Cloisonne dish2

Alex Cooper Does It Again with the Sale of Clipper Mill Industrial Park Assemblage

BALTIMORE, MD., January 15, 2016 – Alex Cooper, a leading auction house in the mid-Atlantic states specializing in antiques, art and real estate, proudly announces the recent sale and settlement of Clipper Mill Industrial Park Assemblage for $3.4 million. The sale included four industrial properties; 1760, 1778-1780, 1786-1798 & 1800 on Union Avenue. Clipper Mill […]

February 1, 2016

Rug Gallery

Have you had the chance to check out our beautiful new rug gallery at Alex Cooper? With thousands of fabulous handmade rugs from around the world, we have the perfect rug for everyone. Our gallery features cascading wall displays with different textures and colors samples, making the decision making process a breeze.  Our rugs are made […]

December 17, 2015