Art objects

Mosaic table
Miscellaneous
Mosaic table

After a design of Jacopo Martini (1716-1793).

Pererhof Lapidary Factory (mosaic set); workshop of Yermolay Erlant (table supports). 1772-1779 (?)

#3 2017 (56)

Tatyana Syasina

25984
Paired Vases. China. Mid-19th century
Miscellaneous
Paired Vases. China
Mid-19th century

Peterhof Museum-Reserve

#3 2017 (56)

Anna Shulgat

25985
St. Ambrose of Milan
Miscellaneous
St. Ambrose of Milan

Mosaic. 12th century

Palatine Chapel, Palermo

#1 2018 (58)

Svetlana Stepanova

25987
St. Ambrose of Milan
Miscellaneous
St. Ambrose of Milan

Mosaic. 11th century

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

#1 2018 (58)

Svetlana Stepanova

25988
Embroidered gonfalon of Milan depicting St. Ambrose. 16th century
Miscellaneous
Embroidered gonfalon of Milan depicting St. Ambrose
16th century

Museum of Ancient Art, Sforza Castle, Milan

#1 2018 (58)

Svetlana Stepanova

25989
Album: “The Imperial Porcelain Factory. Easter Eggs. St. Petersburg. Private Col
Miscellaneous
Album: “The Imperial Porcelain Factory. Easter Eggs. St. Petersburg. Private Collection”

Project manager: Natella Voiskounski; Author: Ivan Golsky.

Moscow, GRANY

Foundation, 2017. 426 pp.: illustrated.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25990
“Lithographs of the Imperial Hermitage Gallery by the French artists Dupressoir,
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“Lithographs of the Imperial Hermitage Gallery by the French artists Dupressoir, Emile Robillard and Hippolyte Robillard, Huot, et al.”

Printed by Paul Petit. Dedicated to Her Majesty the Empress of Russia and under the special patronage of Her Imperial Highness. Volumes 1 and 2. St. Petersburg, Gohier-Defontaines and Paul Petit.

Volume 1 (1845): 1 title page, 1 dedication page, 32 pages and 55 illustrations.

Volume 2 (1847): 1 title page, 32 pages, 57 illustrations.

52.5 × 38.7 cm

Text in Russian and French.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25991
Michael the Archangel
Miscellaneous
Michael the Archangel

Porcelain tablet painted with a copy of “Michael the Archangel” (Inv. title: Tablet with image of St. George)

Painter: Alexander Nesterov.

IPF. 1844

State Hermitage.

The Imperial Porcelain Factory Museum

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25992
Saint (thought to be St. Alexandra)
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Saint (thought to be St. Alexandra)

Porcelain tablet with image of a Saint (thought to be St. Alexandra)

IPF. 1825-1855

State Hermitage.

The Imperial Porcelain Factory Museum

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25993
Easter Egg
Miscellaneous
Easter Egg

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1860-1870s (?)

Bisque, perforation, relief.

Height - 8.2 cm

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25994
Easter Egg “Madonna and Child with an Angel”
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Easter Egg “Madonna and Child with an Angel”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1870s

Underglaze cobalt, overglaze polychrome painting, gilt, diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 10.9 cm

Egg with painting after “Nursing Madonna with an Angel” by Antonio da Correggio. 1489-1534.

Purchased by Imperial Hermitage (State Hermitage, inv. № ГЭ-87) from I. Kazanova in Dresden, Germany.

The work is currently housed in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (Inv. № 55)

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25995
Easter Egg “Madonna and Child”
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Easter Egg “Madonna and Child”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1870s

Signed by porcelain painter’s initials: A.S.

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

Height - 11.2 cm

Egg with painting after “Madonna and Child” (1787) by Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)

From the Imperial Hermitage collection

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25996
Easter Egg “The Allegory of Faith”
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Easter Egg “The Allegory of Faith”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1845-1855

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

Height - 9.1 cm

Egg with painting after “The Allegory of Faith” by Moretto da Brescia (1498-1554). c. 1540.

Acquired by the Imperial Hermitage collection (inv. № ГЭ-20) in 1772 from the Paris collection of L.-A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers (1661-1740).

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25997
Easter Egg “Christ Carrying the Cross”
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Easter Egg “Christ Carrying the Cross”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1845-1855

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

Height - 8.5 cm

Egg with painting after “Christ Carrying the Cross” by Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619)

Acquired by the Imperial Hermitage (Inv. № ГЭ-1613) in 1779 from the collection of François Tronschen (1704-1798) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The painting is currently attributed to an unknown 17th century artist of the Bolognese School.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25998
Easter Egg “Rest of the Holy Family on the Flight into Egypt”
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Easter Egg “Rest of the Holy Family on the Flight into Egypt”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1870s

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

Height - 9.1 cm

Egg with painting after the print from “Rest on the Flight into Egypt” (1630-1635) by Pier Francesco Mola (1612-1666). Currently at the National Gallery, London

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

25999
Easter Egg “St. Mary Magdalene”
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Easter Egg “St. Mary Magdalene”

Imperial Porcelain Factory,St. Petersburg. 1830-1840s

Signed with painter’s initials: A.P.

Overglaze polychrome painting, gilt on paste, diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 8.8 cm

Egg with painting after the print from “St. Mary Magdalene” by Guido Reni (1634-1635). Currently at the National Gallery, London

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26000
Easter Egg "Angels Came and Ministered unto Christ in the Desert"
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Easter Egg "Angels Came and Ministered unto Christ in the Desert"

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1830s

Overglaze polychrome painting, gilt on porcelain.

Height - 8.4 cm

In 2001 the painting on this Easter Egg was mistakenly identified as “Three Angels by the Oak of Mamre”.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26001
Easter Egg “Jesus Christ and the Samaritan Woman”
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Easter Egg “Jesus Christ and the Samaritan Woman”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1870s

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

Height - 8.2 cm

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26002
Easter Egg "The Annunciation"
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Easter Egg "The Annunciation"

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1830-1840s

Underglaze cobalt laying, overglaze polychrome painting, platinatation, gilt on porcelain.

Height - 8.9 cm

Egg with painting after the print from “The Annunciation” by Pierre Dulin (1669-1748)

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26003
Easter Egg
Miscellaneous
Easter Egg

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1750-1760s

Overglaze monochrome painting, gilt on porcelain.

Height - 6.7 cm

Egg with painting on one side after the print “The Annunciation”. The State Hermitage online digital catalogue lists a 19th century lithograph of an earlier composition “The Annunciation” by the lithographer Legris. 

Inv.: ОГ-391883

URL: http://e-expo.hermitage.ru/

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26004
Easter Egg "The Infant Christ with a Floral Wreath"
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Easter Egg "The Infant Christ with a Floral Wreath"

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1862-1870s

Signed with the painter’s initial: P.

Overglaze polychrome painting, enamel, gilt, diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 9.0 cm

Egg with painting after the print from a fragment of “The Infant Christ with a Floral Wreath” by Carlo Dolci (1616-1686) (1663).

It is possible that the source of this lithograph was the literary and artistic monthly periodical “Art Galleries of Europe. Notable Works from Various European Schools of Painting”, published by Maurycy Wolff (1825-1883) and edited by the renowned art scholar Alexander Andreev (1830-1891) in St. Petersburg in 1862-1864.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26005
Easter Egg "The Virgin Mary"
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Easter Egg "The Virgin Mary"

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1840-1850s

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

Height - 8.6 cm

In 2001 the painting on this Easter Egg was mistakenly identified as the image of St. Catherine.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26006
Easter Egg “Virgin Mary and Child”
Miscellaneous
Easter Egg “Virgin Mary and Child”

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

Signed with porcelain painter’s initials: K.Z.

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

Height - 11.2 cm

Egg painted with a motif from a copy of “Virgin Mary and Child with St. Francis of Paola” (1703-1705) by Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), currently in the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden, Germany.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26007
Easter Egg “Madonna and Child”
Miscellaneous
Easter Egg “Madonna and Child”

Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. 1880-1898

Painter Fyodor Torachkov (1834-1898; Θ. Т.)

Overglaze laying, overglaze polychrome painting, gilt on paste, porcelain.

Height - 10.9 cm

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26008
Easter Egg "The St. Great Martyr Alexandra"
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Easter Egg "The St. Great Martyr Alexandra"

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

Painter Mikhail Kryukov (signed M.K.)

Overglaze laying, overglaze polychrome painting, enamel, gilt, diverging pattern on porcelain.

Height - 10.8 cm

The frame over the painting on the egg erroneously identifies the image as that of St. Olga, but it is the St. Great Martyr Alexandra who is depicted here, holding a palm branch and a sword. A wood panel with a painting of St. Alexandra with all her attributes, exhibited in the permanent collection of the Imperial Porcelain Factory Museum, was instrumental in correcting the error. Alexandra of Rome is a Christian saint revered as a martyr. We know about Alexandra from the life of St. George, where she is identified as an empress, the wife of Emperor Diocletian.

Alexandra, who witnessed the suffering of St. George and God's repeated miraculous succour, accepted Christ as her Saviour and openly declared her faith, for which her husband sentenced her to be beheaded.

#2 2018 (59)

Ivan Golsky

26009
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
Miscellaneous
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
Miscellaneous
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
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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
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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