Art objects

Easter Egg with inscription “Michael the Archangel”
Miscellaneous
Easter Egg with inscription “Michael the Archangel”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1860-1870s

Painter: Alexander Tychagin (A.Т.)

Overglaze laying, overglaze polychrome painting, gilt, diverging pattern on porcelain; silk ribbon.

Height - 11.0 cm

Painted egg after the work “Archangel Michael Fights Satan” presumably ascribed to Timofei Neff (1805-1876).

A porcelain tablet with the complete original painting from the permanent exhibition of the Imperial Porcelain Factory Museum was instrumental in clarifying the origin of the composition.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26010
Easter Egg “St. Alexei, Metropol­itan of Moscow and All Russia”
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Easter Egg “St. Alexei, Metropol­itan of Moscow and All Russia”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1850-1860s

Painted by N. Voronin (signed N.V.)

Overglaze polychrome painting, gilt, diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 10.6 cm

Egg with painting after the icon “St. Alexei, Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia” (1847-1848), by Fyodor Bryullov (1793-1869) crafted for St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg. The inscription  “Gregory of Nazianzus” in the frame above the image is mistaken.

In 2001 the painting on this Easter Egg was erroneously attributed as a copy of a work by Timofei Neff (1805-1876).

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26011
Easter Egg “View of Children's Island in the Alexander Park at Tsarskoye Selo”
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Easter Egg “View of Children's Island in the Alexander Park at Tsarskoye Selo”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1870s

Overglaze polychrome painting, gilt, imitation of diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 8.8 cm

Egg with painting after the lithograph by Karl Kolman (1786-1846) “View of Children's Island in the Alexander Park at Tsarskoye Selo” (1830). During the reign of Nicholas I, an island on the pond at the Tsarskoye Selo park was fitted out for his son and heir Alexander as a place to play and study. In 1830 the architect Alexei Gornostayev (1808-1862) oversaw the building of a small children’s playhouse, designed by the architect Vasily Stasov (1769-1848). In 1830 Karl Merder (1787-1834), the heir’s tutor, suggested that the children think of a motto for the island, which had become their home. The result of their collective creative effort was a drawing of “a cliff, washed clean with water, an ant, and an anchor”, symbolizing “persistence, action, and hope”. Presumably, the ant, as the symbol of the Children’s Island, later lent its name to the handwritten magazine “The Ant”, which the heir, with the help of his friends, started “publishing” in 1831. When the children of Alexander II and his brothers grew old enough, they continued to explore the territories previously “occupied” by their parents. Alexander II passed his love for the Children’s Island to his children and grandchildren. The children of Nicholas I, Alexei and his sisters, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, enjoyed playing here, boating on the pond, planting flowers and shovelling snow in the winter. They were often joined by their father.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26012
Kiddush Jug with Images of Magen David
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Kiddush Jug with Images of Magen David

Transparent turquoise green (aquamarine) glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of faceted beads; gold painting.

Height - 26.5 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26013
Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David and Ner Tamid
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Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David and Ner Tamid

Transparent blue (cobalt) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of cabochons; enamel and gold painting.

Height - 23.4 сm, diameter - 10.6 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26014
Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Hanukkiah and Torah Scroll
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Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Hanukkiah and Torah Scroll

Transparent dark-green glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel and gold painting.

Height - 27.3 сm, diameter - 8.7 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26015
Kiddush Set: Decanter, Tray and Six Glasses with Images of Magen David
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Kiddush Set: Decanter, Tray and Six Glasses with Images of Magen David

Transparent colourless, golden-smoke-coloured and light green glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of faceted beads; enamel and gold painting.

Decanter: height - 31.2 сm.

Glasses: height - 8.3 сm, diameter - 6 сm.

Plate: diameter - 37.1 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26016
Dish with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Grapes and Vine Leaves
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Dish with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Grapes and Vine Leaves

Transparent blue (cobalt) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and oval beads; enamel and gold painting. 

Diameter - 30.7 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26017
Passover Seder Dish with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Ten Commandments  on th
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Passover Seder Dish with Images of Magen David, Menorah, Ten Commandments on the Tables of the Law

Transparent colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Diameter - 32.3 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26018
Kiddush Cup with Decorative Bells and Images of Hanukkiah, Torah Scroll and Mage
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Kiddush Cup with Decorative Bells and Images of Hanukkiah, Torah Scroll and Magen David

Transparent red (ruby) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting. 

Height - 18.5 сm, diameter - 20.4 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26019
Kiddush Set: Decanter, Tray and Six Glasses with Images of Magen David
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Kiddush Set: Decanter, Tray and Six Glasses with Images of Magen David

Transparent red (ruby) and red-orange glass;  colour glass mouldings in the shape of curly handles, round and faceted beads; white enamel, gold and platinum dashed painting.

Decanter: height - 21.4 сm 

Glasses: height - 11.4 сm

Plate: diameter - 27.8 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26020
Candlesticks with Decorative Bells and Images of Magen David
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Candlesticks with Decorative Bells and Images of Magen David

Transparent red (ruby) glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; gold and platinum painting.

Twin candlesticks. 

Height - 32.2 сm

Height - 31.5 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26021
Bowl with Fish-Shaped Stem and Images of Magen David
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Bowl with Fish-Shaped Stem and Images of Magen David

Transparent colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting

Height - 27.1 сm, diameter - 22.4 сm

The fish is a symbol of sinlessness; during the flood, it was under water

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26022
Kiddush Decanter with Images of Menorah, Magen David, the Ten Commandments in Ar
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Kiddush Decanter with Images of Menorah, Magen David, the Ten Commandments in Aron Kodesh and a Crown

Transparent smoke-coloured glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 32.6 сm

Aron Kodesh (Holy Arc) is a storage place  for Torah scrolls.

The crown is a symbol of the Kingdom of Heaven

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26023
Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David and Menorah
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Kiddush Glass with Images of Magen David and Menorah

Transparent blue (cobalt) and colourless glass; filigree, colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; gold and platinum painting.

Height - 29.7 сm, diameter - 8.5 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26024
Kiddush Glass with Image of Ner Tamid
Miscellaneous
Kiddush Glass with Image of Ner Tamid

Transparent blue (cobalt and azure) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 25 сm, diameter - 8.2 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26025
Bowl with Image of Magen David
Miscellaneous
Bowl with Image of Magen David

Transparent blue (cobalt) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting. 

Height - 23.4 сm, diameter - 28.4 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26026
Pesach Bowl with a Painted Scene
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Pesach Bowl with a Painted Scene

Transparent smoke-coloured glass; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 22 сm, diameter - 18.8 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26027
Decanter with Images of Magen David and “Birkat Kohanim” Gesture
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Decanter with Images of Magen David and “Birkat Kohanim” Gesture

Transparent yellow (amber) and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round, oval and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 36.4 сm

“Birkat-kohanim” gesture – the Kohanim Blessing (Priestly Blessing)

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26028
Paperweight with Images of Torah Scroll and Magen David
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Paperweight with Images of Torah Scroll and Magen David

Transparent orange-coloured glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 4.8 сm,  diameter - 9.6 сm

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26029
Vessel with Image of Magen David
Miscellaneous
Vessel with Image of Magen David

Transparent orange-coloured and colourless glass; colour glass mouldings in the shape of round and faceted beads; enamel, gold and platinum painting.

Height - 20.1 сm

This was used as an Incense vessel

#2 2019 (63)

Yulia Lisenkova

26030
Sculptural composition of “Pierrot and Papillon” in the ballet “Carnaval”
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Sculptural composition of “Pierrot and Papillon” in the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 23 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26031
Sculptural composition of Columbine in the ballet “Carnaval”
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Sculptural composition of Columbine in the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 28 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26032
Sculptural composition of Harlequin and Columbine from the ballet “Carnaval”
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Sculptural composition of Harlequin and Columbine from the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

The sculpture was made either after the photograph

of the couple Tamara Karsav­ina/Vaslav Nijinsky or that of Vera Fokina/Mikhail Fokine

Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur Germany, Thuringia, 1915-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding.

Height - 24 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26033
Sculptural composition of Vera Fokina in the ballet “Carnaval”
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Sculptural composition of Vera Fokina in the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 31 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26034
Sculptural composition of Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina in the ballet “Ca
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Sculptural composition of Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina in the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 29 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26035
Sculptural composition of Tamara Karsavina as Columbine from the ballet “Carnava
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Sculptural composition of Tamara Karsavina as Columbine from the ballet “Carnaval”

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding.

Height - 26 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26036
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Lisa from the ballet "La Fille Mal Gar
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Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Lisa from the ballet "La Fille Mal Gardée"

From the “Ballets Russes” series

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding.

Height - 27 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26037
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”
Miscellaneous
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 27 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26038
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”
Miscellaneous
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height – 19 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26039
Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova from the ballet "La Sylphide"
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Sculptural composition of Anna Pavlova from the ballet "La Sylphide"

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding.

Height - 30 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26040
Anna Pavlova performing a solo, “The Dragonfly”
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Anna Pavlova performing a solo, “The Dragonfly”

Hugo Meisel’s statuette based on the gesso model made by Anna Pavlova in 1927

Germany, Thuringia Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur, 1927-1949

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26041
Anna Pavlova’s arabesque
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Anna Pavlova’s arabesque

Hugo Meisel’s statuette based on the gesso model made by Anna Pavlova in 1924

Germany, Thuringia Schwarzburger Werkstätten für Porzellankunst

1927-1949

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26042
Sculptural composition of Vera Trefilova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”
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Sculptural composition of Vera Trefilova as Kitri from the ballet “Don Quixote”

Porcelain Manufactory Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik AG Germany, Thuringia, 1912-1945

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding.

Height - 30 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26043
Sculptural composition of Yekaterina Geltzer from the ballet "Bacchanalia"
Miscellaneous
Sculptural composition of Yekaterina Geltzer from the ballet "Bacchanalia"

Porcelain Manufactory Richard Eckert & Co. AG Germany, Thuringia, 1915-1936

Porcelain, lace porcelain; modelling, polychrome overglaze painting, gilding

Height - 30 cm

Private collection, Moscow

#2 2019 (63)

Zhanna Polansky

26044
Lászlo MOHOLY-NAGY. Light-Space Modulator. 1922–1930
Moholy-Nagy Lászlo
Light-Space Modulator
1922–1930

Chromed steel, aluminium, glass, plexiglas, wood, electric motor

Height 91 cm

#4 2009 (25)

Alexander Rozhin

19852
Olga MOKHNACHEVA. Series of objects “Water”. 2007
Mokhnacheva Olga
Series of objects “Water”
2007

Glass, metal. 80 × 25 × 25 cm

#4 2009 (25)

Galina Pletneva

19850
Andrei MOLODKIN. Le Rouge et Le Noir. 2009
Molodkin Andrei
Le Rouge et Le Noir
2009

Sketch for multimedia installation

Courtesy of Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Collection of the artist

#2 2009 (23)

Jurgen Weichardt

19771
Olivier MOSSET. Untitled. 2007
Mosset Olivier
Untitled
2007

Polyurethane sprayed on canvas, nine parts.

121.9×121.9 cm

#2 2008 (19)

Natella Voiskounski

19843
Gianni MOTTI. Clean Hands. (Berlusconi Soap). 2005
Motti Gianni
Clean Hands. (Berlusconi Soap)
2005

#3 2005 (08)

19845
Gianni MOTTI. Brokers. 2007
Motti Gianni
Brokers
2007

Live sculpture

#2 2007 (15)

Yevgenia Kikodze

19846
Ron MUECK. Untitled (Big Man). 2000
Mueck Ron
Untitled (Big Man)
2000

Pigmented polyester resin on fiberglass.

203.8 by 120.7 by 204.5 cm

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. Washington

#1 2006 (10)

Yekaterina Selezneva

19867
Murakami Takashi. Superflat Jellyfish Eyes. 2003
Murakami Takashi
Superflat Jellyfish Eyes
2003

Mixed media on wood. 200×397 cm

#1 2003 (01)

N. Voiskounski

19909
Murakami Takashi. Inochi. 2004
Murakami Takashi
Inochi
2004

Fibreglass, steel, acrilic, fabric.

139.7 × 58.4 × 29.2 cm

#2 2009 (23)

19910
Murakami Takashi. Inochi. 2004
Murakami Takashi
Inochi
2004

Video 5 mm transferred to DVD

#2 2009 (23)

19911