A snowstorm in Octoder

A snowstorm in Octoder

Competing for the local newspaper s prize

Competing for the local

Mikhail Yaesin in flight

Mikhail Yaesin

Sports veterans of Nizhny Novgorod marching

Sports veterans of Nizhny Novgorod marching

Three parachutists

parachutists

Monument to the first residents of Nizhny Novgorod.

first residents of Nizhny Novgorod.

Aerobics

Aerobic

Four-handled vase, of transparent pale green glass. Ht. 16.5 cm. Granada province (?). 18th century

Four-handled vase

The Hermitage Museum

Ewer, of milk glass, engraved and gilt. Ht. 17.3 cm. La Granja de San Ildefonso. About 1775

La Granja de San Ildefonso

The Hermitage Museum

Four-handled vase, of transparent green glass, with spirally trailed threading, chain decoration and moulded prunts. Ht. 17.5 cm. Andalusia. 16th to early 17th century.

 Andalusia. 1

The Hermitage Museum

Vinegar bottle (inscribed Vinagre) and mustard pot (Inscribed Mostaza), оf mil glass, decorated with opaque multicoloured enamels, gilt. Ht. 18.5 cm.. 1cm. La Granja de San lldefonso. 1775-1778

La Granja de San lldefonso

The Museum of Ceramics at Kuskovo

Vase of transparent glass the colour of smoky topaz. Hit. 16.5 cm. Granada province. 18th century

Granada province. 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Vessel of transparent yellowish glass. Decorated In lattlcinio technique, with opaque white stripes. Ht. 19.5 cm. Barcelona (7). Late 16th century

 Late 16th century

The Hermitage Museum

Candlesticks, of transparent green glass. Ht. 16 cm., 9.5 cm., 26 cm. Granada or Almeria province. Late 17th to 18th century

Granada or Almeria province. Late 17th to 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Spices cruet and salt, of crystal glass, engraved and gilt. Ht. 15.7 cm., 3,5 cm. La Granja de San Ildefonso. 1775—1780

La Granja de San Ildefonso. 1775—1780

The Hermitage Museum

Bowl, of transparent greenish glass. Plume-like prunts and loose rings suspended from loops of pale blue glass. Ht. 7 cm Diam. 15 cm. Andalusia. 17th to early 18th century

Andalusia. 17th to early 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Jug, of translucent cream-coloured milk glass, splashed with brownish-red, blue and turquoise. Ht. 16.8 cm. Catalonia. 18th century

Catalonia

The Hermitage Museum

Bowl in basket form, of transparent green glass, with trailed chain decoration and short vertical pincered bands. Ht. 17 cm. Almeria province (?). 18th century

 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Pertume flasks shaped as doves, of crystal and translucent opaline glass. Ht. 10.5 cm. and 11.5 cm. Castile. 18th century

 Castile. 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Cantir (communal drinking vessel), of transparent yellowish glass. Decorated in latticinlo technique, with opaque white threads spirally twisted. Ht. 23.5 cm. Catalonia. 18th century

Catalonia. 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Double cruet, for oil and vinegar, of crystal glass, with ruby-coloured raspberry prunts and trailed cords of ruby-coloured glass. Ht. 21.5 cm. La Granja de San Ildefonso. 18th century

 La Granja de San Ildefonso. 18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Sweetmeat box in basket form, of crystal glass. Applied decorations, with a design impressed with pattern pincers. Ht. 17.5 cm. Castile (?). 18th century

18th century

The Hermitage Museum

Serving dish, of transparent blue glass, with opaque white threads. Ht. 5 cm. La Granja de San lldefonso. Late 18th to early 19th century

 Late 18th to early 19th century

The Hermitage Museum

Spanish glass in the Hermitage 16th-19th centuries

Spanish glass in the Hermitage 16th-19th centuries

Design for Snow Maiden’s dress in A. N. Ostrovsky’s Snow Malden.

Design for Snow Maiden's dress in A. N. Ostrovsky's Snow Malden.

Design for Father Frost’ dress in A. N. Ostrovsky’s Snow Mallen.

Design for Father Frost' dress in A. N. Ostrovsky's Snow Mallen.

The Three Joys

Roerich

Lights on the Ganges.

Roerich

Mstislav in Single Combat with Rededva 1943. 57X123

N. К. Roerich

Mountain Lake. Bara-Lacha Pass. 1944

Roerich,  Mountain Lake. Bara-Lacha Pass, 1944

The Himalayas. Sunset. 1940

N. К. Roerich. The Himalayas. Sunset. 1940

Igor’s Host Marching Off

Roerich

Merchant Ships from over the Sea. Early 1900s

Roerich

The Daughter of the Dragon. 1906

Roerich N.K

Alexander Nevsky Striking Earl of Bireher.

N. К Roerich

The Himalayas in Their Splendour.1942.

The Himalayas in Their Splendour.1942.

Coffee set. 1970 Painted by E. Dospalova. “Curly pattern Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Coffee set. 1970 Painted by E. Dospalova. "Curly pattern Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Design on the dish “Fire-Bird”. Detail. 1930s Painted by A. Kuznetsova. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Art and Crafts Museum, Semionov

 Gold pattern on a coloured ground Art and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Cockerel-shaped scoop. 1959 Painted bv О. Bulganina. Ornamentation on gold ground Art Museum, Gorky

Cockerel-shaped scoop. 1959 Painted bv О. Bulganina. Ornamentation on gold ground Art Museum, Gorky

Compote set. 1960s Painted by M Siniova. Tree pattern Ahokhlomskaya Rospis Factory, Semionov

Compote set. 1960s Painted by M Siniova. Tree pattern Ahokhlomskaya Rospis" Factory, Semionov

Beer set. 1970 Painted by N. Ivanova and N. Salnikova Ornamentation on a gold ground Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Beer set. 1970 Painted by N. Ivanova and N. Salnikova Ornamentation on a gold ground Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Table-top. Detail. 1916 Painted by X. Ivainova. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Arts and Craft, Museum, Semionov

Table-top. not-lit. 1916 Painted by X. Ivainova. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Arts and Craft, Museum, Semionov

Vase. 1930s Painted bv I. Smlrnov. Grass pattern Arts and Crafts Museum, Semiunov

Vase. 1930s Painted bv I. Smlrnov. Grass pattern Arts and Crafts Museum, Semiunov

Decorative panel. 1970 Painted by M. Siniova. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod

Decorative panel. 1970 Painted by M. Siniova. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Art Museum, Nizhniy Novgorod

Painting on the portal of the Folk Art Exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow: Spring. Detail. 1937 Painted by A. Podogov Museum of History and Art, Zagorsk

Moscow

Decorative panel: “Fire-Bird”. 1970 Painted by N. Ivanova and N. Sainikova “Curlv” pattern “Khokhlomskaga Rospis” Factory.

Decorative panel: "Fire-Bird"

Postavets container. 1959 Painted by O. Bulganina. “Curly” pattern Art Museum, Gorky

Postavets container. 1959 Painted by O. Bulganina. "Curly" pattern Art Museum, Gorky

Duck-shaped scoop with smaller scoops. 1970 fainted by M. Zasovkina. Gold pattern on a coloured ground Khokhlomskaya Rospis” Factory, Semlonov

Duck-shaped

Detonative panel: “Fire-Bird”. 1970 Painted by N. Ivanova and N. Saluikova “Curlv” pattern “Кhokhlomskaya Rospis” Factory

Detonative panel: "Fire-Bird". 1970 Painted by N. Ivanova and N. Saluikova "Curlv" pattern  "Кhokhlomskaya Rospis" Factory

Vase. 1938 Painted by M. Kuznetsova. Gold pattern on a coloured uround Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Vase. 1938  Painted by M. Kuznetsova. Gold pattern on a coloured uround Arts and Crafts Museum, Semionov

Khokhloma

Khokhloma painted wooden ware originated in the Russian village of that name (Volga region) at the turn of the 17th century. Khokhloma painting is distinguished by resplendent colours and a whole set of traditional floral patterns. Khokhloma ware, which includes dinner services, sets for kvass and pancakes, decorative bowls and dishes, scoops and spoons, articles…

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SAMOVAR. Early 20th cent. M. A. Gretsov’s factory. Tula Nickel-plated. Ht. 26 cm. State Russian Museum

SAMOVAR. Early 20th cent. M. A. Gretsov's factory. Tula Nickel-plated. Ht. 26 cm. State Russian Museum

This miniature samovar is an exact replica of a large-size one both in shape and construction. It may be used to heat three glassfuls of water.

SAMOVAR COOKER. Second half of the 19th cent. Novikov’s factory. Nizhni-Novgorod Province Dark copper. Ht. 43.5 cm. State Russian Museum

The samovar cooker shaped as a cauldron was invented at some earlier date. Several specimens have survived from the mid-18th century. In the 19th century samovar cookers were also produced at samovar factories. This type of cooker was a great convenience. It had three compartments and could be used to prepare three dishes at a…

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SAMOVAR. Second half of the 19th cent. Nickel-plated. Ht. 39.5 cm. State Russian Museum

The cube-shaped variety of samovars, well suited for transportation purposes, proved long-lived. Travelling samovars of this type continued to be made throughout the whole of the 19th century. However, the specimens produced in the second half of the century, as compared with earlier types, are distinguished by somewhat heavier proportions, a different treatment of details,…

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KETTLE-SHAPED SAMOVAR. End of the 19th cent.— beginning of the 20th cent. Sheet brass. Ht. 29 cm. Private collection. Saint Petersburg

KETTLE-SHAPED SAMOVAR. End of the 19th cent.— beginning of the 20th cent. Sheet brass. Ht. 29 cm. Private collection. Saint Petersburg

Alongside with big factories, there existed, In Tula and other Russian towns, numerous artisans’ shops which also produced samovars. This craftsman followed the pattern of the convenient 18th century kettle-shaped type.

SBITENNIK. Second half of the 18th cent. Nizhni-Novgorod Province Copper, patinated reddish-brown. Ht. 32 cm. State Museum of the Ethnography of the Peoples of the Russia

The “sbitennik”, shaped somewhat like a kettle but provided with an internal heat-pipe, was an early form of “self-boiler”, which preceded the samovar. It was used for making and keeping hot the “sbiten”, a most popular Russian drink of mead boiled with sage, St. John’s-wort and spices. This drink was sold by sbiten-vendors right in…

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SAMOVAR. Seventies of the 19th cent. Brass. Ht. 38 cm. (without the funnel) State Russian Museum

SAMOVAR. Seventies of the 19th cent. Brass. Ht. 38 cm. (without the funnel) State Russian Museum

The samovar shaped as the figure of a cock, with decoration imitating ornamental motives carved in wood, illustrates the prevailing pseudo-Russian taste of the period. The execution is remarkable for painstaking accuracy and a loving attention to detail.

ELECTRIC SAMOVAR. 1958 Nickel-plated. Ht. 45 ст. Factory of Electric Appliances. Saint Petersburg

ELECTRIC SAMOVAR. 1958 Nickel-plated

The generalized contour, the pleasant flowing lines, and the contrasting combination of black plastic handles with the nickel-plated surface, give a modern look to this specimen which retains, in its form, every essential feature of a samovar.