Materials in Focus: Russian Enamelled Silver

02 Dec 2020 · 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Join us for an exploration of the colourful and exquisite world of Russian enamelled silver. Clementine Loustric, curator of the Chitra Collection of teawares, will introduce this unique Collection and a variety of enamelled silver with a focus on works made in Russia.

Tea caddy, silver-gilt and enamel, Feodor Rückert, Fabergé, Russia, 1908-1917

You will learn about the material, its origins and development, as well as the range of techniques championed by Russian silversmiths in the 19th century, including cloisonné, champlevé, en plein and guilloche enamelling, shading and painting. These practices will be set within the context of stylistic developments in Russia and the work of several important makers and craftspeople, including Faberge, Artel work, Feodor Rückert.

What is the Chitra Collection?

The Chitra Collection is a private museum of historic teawares. In 2011 Nirmal Sethia, the Chairman of the luxury tea company, Newby Teas, set himself the task of acquiring the world’s greatest collection of teawares to record and preserve tea cultures of the past.