A Russian silver gilt and cloisonné enamel cup and saucer, Maria Semenova, Moscow, 1896-1908. Both cup and saucer worked in four alternating panels of vivid stylized floral and foliate motifs with raised silver beads against either cream or light blue grounds, the elaborate scrolling handle similarly decorated. #tea #teacup
An Art Nouveau Antique Russian Diamond Cluster Ring made in Odessa (modern Ukraine) between 1908 and 1917. Interesting, that this unisex ring could be worn by both women and men. Originally, the ring belonged to a Russian nobleman.
Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century.
A Siberian Amethyst and Diamond Cluster Bangle Bracelet made between 1908 and 1917. A very fine antique Russian silver and polished rose gold bangle bracelet. The front is mounted with a detachable panel set with a central 12 ct oval Siberian amethyst surrounded by a double row of old cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.47 ct, flanked by two silver garlands set with rose diamonds.