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  • A La Vieille Russie| An Imperial Fascination: Porcelain. Dining with the Czars: Peterhof. | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Porcelain Dining with the Czars Peterhof An Imperial Fascination Porcelain Dining with the Czars Peterhof Catalogue of an exhibition at A La Vieille Russie of porcelain services from the Russian Imperial Palaces from the collections of the State Museum in Peterhof Paul Schaffer Editor Texts by Nina V Vernova Vadim V Znamenov Tamara N Nosovitch A La Vieille Russie New York 1991 Please contact A La Vieille Russie to order

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Arrivals About News Exhibitions Press Publications Contact Us Search for Publications Golden Years of Fabergé Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop Golden Years of Fabergé Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop by Ulla Tillander Godenhielm Peter Schaffer Alice Ilich and Mark Schaffer A La Vieille Russie and Alain de Gourcuff Editeur Paris 2000 Please contact A La Vieille Russie to order a copy 781 Fifth Avenue New York

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Imperial Easter Eggs | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Arrivals About News Exhibitions Press Publications Contact Us Search for Publications Imperial Easter Eggs Imperial Easter Eggs An Exhibition of porcelain Easter Eggs from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II The Royal Danish Collections at Amalienborg Palace and the State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Christiansborg Palace Copenhagen 1994 Own your own copy for 85 plus applicable tax and shipping charges Click here for more 781 Fifth Avenue New

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  • A La Vieille Russie| e-Mail ALVR | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Miscellaneous Works of Art Sculpture Silver New Arrivals About News Exhibitions Press Publications Contact Us Search for e Mail ALVR indicates required field Name Email Subject Message CAPTCHA Code 781 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022 1 212 752 1727

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Mailing List | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Under no circumstances will we knowingly share your address with any outside party To Join Our Mailing List Please fill out the form below completely to receive copies of our catalogs and notices of exhibitions Select JOIN for the subject line To receive notices electronically please subscribe to our email list here indicates required field Name Email Subject Join ALVR Mailing List Message Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Hidden Histories: Mark Antokolsky’s Portal to Prominence | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    it easier for Jews to acquire artistic training in Moscow and St Petersburg At last artistic portrayals of Russian Jewish life would no longer be confined to the ethnographic domain as Jews appropriated their own image Antokolsky had one foot in the Russian and European art world and another in the Pale of Settlement which was a world in and of itself Though he deviated from tradition in pursuit of art he would not sacrifice his strong Jewish identity for success He remained observant by not working on the Sabbath and enthusiastically attended High Holiday services His Jewish heritage inspired much of his work In 1864 he received a silver medal for his wood carving Jewish Tailor This honor was a significant turning point in the representation of Jews in art as this was the first time in Russian sculpture that an image of a Jew was presented in a dignified manner and not conforming to stereotypes The prominent art critic Vladimir Stasov praised the work saying it represented a launching of the new and true sculpture also remarking Before Antokolsky not a single sculptor in the whole of Europe had endeavored to portray scenes of Jewish national life and to become an explorer of these innovative landscapes One Jewish subject depicted by Antokolsky is the seventeenth century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza 1632 1677 This portrait on view here at A La Vieille Russie was part of a project called the Friends of Mankind a group of historical and biblical figures Antokolsky admired for their devotion to truth and kindness Ever devoted to historical accuracy Antokolsky meticulously researched his subjects and Spinoza was no exception He pieced together every little biographical detail he could find and was frustrated with the discrepancies encountered in many portraits He also went on a trip to Amsterdam to peep in the environment where Spinoza came from and to breathe in the air there Antokolsky felt a strong inner bond between Spinoza and himself as Spinoza s dual identity paralleled his own they both challenged tradition becoming outsiders within and outside of their communities A descendent of marranos Jews who converted during the Spanish Inquisition but practiced Judaism secretly or later returned to it Spinoza was raised in a deeply religious household and educated to become a rabbi However he became drawn to secular subjects particularly philosophy and began to question aspects of his faith Accused of betraying Judaism and becoming an atheist he was excommunicated in 1656 at 24 years old and later exiled from Amsterdam Although he never abandoned Judaism and changed religions his unconventional views were threatening to a Jewish community still recovering from the Spanish Inquisition and concerned with reviving and maintaining traditions Antokolsky s portraits of important figures in Russian history are also highly regarded two of which are for sale here at A La Vieille Russie One such portrait is a ceramic bust of Ivan the Terrible Ivan was produced in a variety of media including marble plaster and

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  • A La Vieille Russie| E-Mail List | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Contact Us Search for E Mail List Please join our e mail list to be sent links to our latest catalogues notices of our exhibitions and other items of interest to our clients If you supply your name and postal address we will mail you our beautiful catalogues Under no circumstances will we knowingly share your information with any other entity indicates required field Email First Name Last Name CAPTCHA

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  • A La Vieille Russie| ALVR Blog | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    ALVR Blog Artist Jewelry Exhibition Preview A Micro History of Miniature Mosaics Diamond Flower Jewelry in Eternal Bloom Cocktail Rings Glitter on the Rocks with a Twist Mistress and Muse Lady Hamilton and the Maltese Cross The Enduring Appeal of Antique Jewelry Preview of Masterpiece London 2014 A Pebble in the Rough Scottish Jewelry in the Victorian Age Fabergé Tenth Anniversary Frame The Irony of Jewelry Taking Liberties with Arts

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