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

Picture Perfect

Photography is an essential component of any art collection providing an interesting layer and depth to any setting.  Alex Cooper is pleased to offer numerous outstanding photographic works by a variety of artists in our September 14th Gallery Auction, including Baltimore photographer, A. Aubrey Bodine.  Don’t miss out on the following lots: 1008a: Artist Unknown. […]

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December 10th Gallery Auction Highlights

Join us on December 10th at noon for an incredible gallery auction, featuring: jewelry, silver, dolls & toys and collectibles.  Because there are so many fabulous items in the upcoming sale, we created a special highlight catalog to show them off. Some of my favorite items include a Christian Dior Diorissimo handbag, a silk Hermes scarf, […]

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