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  • A La Vieille Russie| Hidden Histories: Fabergé Silversmith Julius Rappoport | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Julius Rappoport This next installment of Hidden Histories examines the celebrated Fabergé silversmith Julius Rappoport 1851 1917 He was born Born Isaac Ambramovich Rappoport in the Datnovskii Jewish community in Kovno Lithuania In 1880 he began apprenticing in Berlin under the silversmith Scheff and by 1884 he became a master and returned to St Petersburg where he became Fabergé s head silversmith His workshop contributed to a range of objects from animal sculptures to large dinner services In the early 1890s he converted to Lutheranism and changed his name to Julius Following his retirement in the early 1900s he left the workshop and its equipment to his workmen which became the First St Petersburg Silver Artel Beyond these few facts we know little but Rappoport s material legacy compensates for his biographical obscurity In fact Rappoport s silver is so revered that connoisseurs of Fabergé s oeuvre often comment that his silver production was among the finest pieces produced by the Fabergé workshop Below are just a few examples Pair of Rococo bowenite and silver two light candelabra Three silver monkey table lighters Seated monkey crouching gorilla and seated baboon Silver stamp moistener in the form of an elephant standing

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  • A La Vieille Russie| 62nd Annual Winter Antiques Show: Opens January 22nd, 2016 | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Press Publications Contact Us Search for Craftsmanship and Technological Wonder Unite with Gustave Trouvé s 1867 Electric Skull Stickpin ALVR in Yahoo Style 62nd Annual Winter Antiques Show Opens January 22nd 2016 We are proud to continue exhibiting in the Winter Antiques Show where we ve participated virtually since its inception January 22 nd January 31 st 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory 67th St Park Ave New York City

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Craftsmanship and Technological Wonder Unite with Gustave Trouvé’s 1867 Electric Skull Stickpin | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    jewels at the 1867 Paris Exhibition jeweler Henri Vever described them as jewels of near terrifying originality and the English publisher Henry Vizetelly wrote but the most absurd of all was a small death s head connected by a wire with a Lilliputian battery carried in the pocket enabling the death s head to distend its jaws and close and open them at the wearer s pleasure greatly to the bewilderment of anyone not in the secret The wearable Lilliputian battery would be kept in a gentleman s breast pocket and attached to the stickpin with invisible wire He could then bring the stickpin to life by secretly turning the battery sideways or upside down The following illustrations explaining the interior mechanics appeared in Georges Barral s 1891 book Histoire d Un Inventeur Such stickpins are a marvel in any age but in the nineteenth century they were a particularly awe inspiring application of new technology as the The Times reported The toy is amusing enough Everybody has seen how bells are rung in all the new hotels in Paris London and New York Instead of pulling the bell making it ring by an exertion of mechanical force we press a small button in the wall this is connected by an electric wire with a little alarm the clapper of which keeps on jingling so long as the button is pressed This principle a Frenchman has adapted to cravat pins Other designs included a monkey in spectacles pulling faces Harlequin and Columbine dancing a ballet a hummingbird beating its wings a soldier beating a drum a monkey playing a violin a fluttering butterfly an electro spherical doorbell and a rabbit playing with sticks on a little drum Two of the stickpins as well as a ladies hairpin fashioned as a

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  • A La Vieille Russie| 2015 Winter Catalog | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    Decorations Furniture Icons Porcelain Miscellaneous Works of Art Sculpture Silver New Arrivals About News Exhibitions Press Publications Contact Us Search for Teatime Traditions Steeped in Nationalism Craftsmanship and Technological Wonder Unite with Gustave Trouvé s 1867 Electric Skull Stickpin 2015 Winter Catalog The 2015 ALVR Winter Catalog is now available DOWNLOAD CATALOG PDF VIEW ONLINE 781 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022 1 212 752 1727 A La Vieille Russie

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Teatime! Traditions Steeped in Nationalism | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    slightly but it remained expensive and rare confining its consumption to the Russian aristocracy who used it primarily for medicinal purposes It was not until late in the nineteenth century that tea became a national beverage consumed by all classes By this time the cost of tea had decreased by half and thus more widely accessible Also by this time Russian tea and its customs and material culture became associated with national identity thanks to the work of the country s most revered writers Pushkin Dostoevsky Tolstoy and Checkov wrote about tea as a part of everyday life celebrating the samovar in particular as a symbol of Russianness Pictured left Gilded silver and cloisonné enamel teapot Moscow ca 1900 Some scholars speculate that the samovar is actually an English invention as both the English and Dutch made the earliest vessels for brewing tea and coffee in the late seventeenth century The first samovar likely came to Russia in the early eighteenth century taken by Peter the Great as one of many aspects of western culture he hoped to emulate to modernize Russia The technology of the samovar better suited a Russian home which was heated with a large stove instead of an open fireplace to easily boil water It is not the samovar itself that makes Russian tea Rather the samovar dispenses boiled water for diluting the concentrated tea which is brewed in a small teapot or zavarka as shown in the introductory illustration By the turn of the century the invented tradition of Russian tea was an integral part of Russian identity For Russians the day began and ended with tea In the morning it was enjoyed with sweet buns plain rolls or bread with butter and maybe a little cheese A few hours after dinner was vecherny tchai

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Hidden Histories: Fabergé Objects of Rothschild Provenance | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    five sons would later disperse across Europe establishing an international banking family The family had an extensive interest in the arts and its members were among the greatest collectors of the nineteenth century furnishing their homes with a range of historically important art and antiques These collections encompassed seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings and eighteenth century French decorative art The homes housing these collections consisting of large estates in a range of styles throughout Europe left quite an architectural legacy One such famous estate is Waddesdon Manor now owned by The National Trust of the UK where some of the Rothschild collections remain on view The Rothchilds also had an eye for Fabergé and next to the British Royal family were among the Fabergé London shop s most important clients All members of the famous dynasty patronized the firm and purchased the majority of their pieces in London The Rothschild family developed a close relationship with Henry Bainbridge the manager of the London shop resulting in custom Fabergé pieces in accordance with their tastes and familial emblems Bainbridge intended them to be gifts exchanged within the family but the Rothschilds presented the majority of such items as gifts to others One manner of customization was enameling pieces in blue and yellow the Rothschild racing colors One such object is a gold and diamond set match case illustrated below with its Wigström Workshop drawing and now on view among the other treasures A La Vieille Russie is exhibiting at London s prestigious Masterpiece fair Not all Rothschild owned Fabergé pieces bear their iconography The family s taste was not limited to customized objects as evidenced by such works as a gold and enamel rhodonite box detail pictured below a Louis XV style sedan chair a bonbonnière and a Rothschild portrait brooch

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  • A La Vieille Russie| Hidden Histories: Roubaud’s Ethnographic View of Jewish Life in Imperial Russia | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    this village he was an outsider looking in He was not Jewish the son of a Frenchman living in Russia Renowned for painting grand panoramic battle scenes like A Tale of the Caucasus Franz Roubaud Russian 1856 1928 A Tale of the Caucasus signed and dated F Roubaud 1907 lower right oil on canvas 56¼ x 77½ in 142 8 x 197 2 cm Village Merchants stands apart from Roubaud s oeuvre In this brief break from the battlefield Roubaud participates in a tradition of non Jewish Russian artists depicting Jews in art Starting in the nineteenth century Russian artists became interested in Jewish life illustrating their subjects under an ethnographic as well as artistic lens Roubaud 1916 Reproduced from Hans Peter Bühler Jäger Kosaken und polnische Reiter Josef von Brandt Alfred von Wierusz Kowalski Franz Roubaud und der Münchner Polenkreis Georg Olms Verlag 1993 142 Roubaud began his studies in Odessa whose significant Jewish population clearly left an impression on the artist From 1878 1883 he studied at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Arts in Munich developing his skills particularly under the guidance of the Polish artist Josef von Brandt Roubaud produced his initial sketch for Jarmolinzi in 1882 which features a close study of the buildings though devoid of townspeople 1882 Study 11 4 x 8 2 in 29 x 20 8 cm Reproduced from Hans Peter Bühler Jäger Kosaken und polnische Reiter Josef von Brandt Alfred von Wierusz Kowalski Franz Roubaud und der Münchner Polenkreis Georg Olms Verlag 1993 134 From the time of this sketch to the painting s completion in 1897 Russia s Jews experienced heightened persecution They were targeted as an easy scapegoat for the 1881 assassination of Alexander II inciting several pogroms mob violence across the Podolia region This violence in addition to

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  • A La Vieille Russie| A Cameo in Time | - FABERGE, Antique Jewelry, Russian Art, Antiques, Gold Snuff Box Dealers ALVR New York, NY|
    and mythological scenes There were many cameo revivals over the ages particularly in the Renaissance and eighteenth century In the nineteenth century cameos became widely coveted for use in personal adornment Napoleon and his first wife Josephine are credited with setting the fashion for nineteenth century cameo jewelry Many cameos were brought back to France after the 1786 Italian campaign of the French Revolutionary Wars Many of these were of Greek or Roman origin Napoleon soon turned to the medium for cultivating his persona as the new Emperor Augustus having cameo portraits made of himself in a laureate profile Josephine also adorned herself in cameo jewelry most notably a cameo and pearl tiara by Chaumet The trend became increasingly popular as the following from the Journal des Dames attests a lady of fashion wears cameos on her belt cameos in her necklace a cameo on each of her bracelets a cameo in her diadem In the Victorian era cameos became especially revered as travel souvenirs and wearable sculptures Many cameo jewelry designs were inspired from sculpture a highly regarded art form in the Victorian period for use as architectural accents Cameos were traditionally made from hardstone Commonly varieties of agate

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