Britannia and Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars / Edition 1

Britannia and Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars / Edition 1

by Natalya Abramova, Brian Allen, Irina Zagarodnaya
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300116780

ISBN-13: 9780300116786

Pub. Date: 07/15/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

This superbly illustrated book accompanies an exhibition of thirty objects from the exceptional collection of English silver in the Moscow Kremlin Museums, where the world’s greatest surviving group of English sixteenth- and seventeenth-century silver is housed. Much of the silver from this period was melted down during the English Civil War, making the

Overview

This superbly illustrated book accompanies an exhibition of thirty objects from the exceptional collection of English silver in the Moscow Kremlin Museums, where the world’s greatest surviving group of English sixteenth- and seventeenth-century silver is housed. Much of the silver from this period was melted down during the English Civil War, making the pieces at the Kremlin exceedingly rare and historically important.
The silver items—a large water pot with snake-shaped handle and spout, a flat drinking cup, a magnificent flagon shaped like a leopard, and more—exemplify the developing ties between England and Russia. Some pieces were brought to Russia as diplomatic gifts, some were presented by English trading agents, while others were purchased for the Tsar’s Treasury. Setting these silver treasures in fuller context, the catalogue also features precious objects made by Russian craftsmen, a group of English firearms from the Kremlin collection, and portraits, engravings, books, and maps that illuminate the important diplomatic and commercial exchanges that were taking place between the two countries.
In addition to essays by Kremlin curators Natalya Abramova, Elena Yablonskaya, and Irina Zagarodnaya, the catalogue will include writings by Paul Bushkovitch, Olga Dmitrieva, Philippa Glanville, Maija Jansson, and Edward Kasinec.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300116786
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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