Russian Schmuck

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Russian Schmuck

Not overwhelmed by the perverse extravagant Schmuck of the Russian court and high society from 1730-1930. Around 1900 a single high-quality natural pearl fetched as much as a canvas by Rembrandt! Still there were some nice ideas, like the word ‘AMOR’, formed of an Amethyst, Malachite, Opal and Ruby. All is rather old-fashioned exposed, and no relation is shown with Russian life outside of the courts. The expo was packed with grey nomads photographing every item, some of them sitting on their rollator. Exhibition Juwelen! Hermitage, until March 15, 2020

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