St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg - Lonely Planet
A GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF BOX, KEIBEL, ST PETERSBURG, 1835 of cartouche form, the panels carved of striated brown and milky agate, set in gold cagework mounts chased with scrolls, flowers and shells on sablé grounds, the bombé sides and corners with acanthus, the raised thumbpiece set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and a sapphire, 72 standard, in original gilt-tooled red leather case | JV
Imperial presentation box, 1916. Two-colour gold, guilloché enamel, brilliant and rose-cut diamonds 3.2 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm Presented on behalf of Tsar Nicholas II to Gabriel Hanotaux by the former Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia, 1917; acquired by Queen Mary and given to King George V on his birthday, 3 June 1934.
Royal Collection - Imperial presentation box
The Chinese drawing room at the Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.
A Russian silver gilt and shaded cloisonne enamel footed creamer, Feodor Ruckert, Moscow.The lobed body on a raised circular foot completely worked in shaded multi-color stylized flowers within separate panels outlined in ropework, the neck enameled in pale blue and cobalt with additional scrolling motifs.
A RUSSIAN SERVING DISH. РУССКОЕ БЛЮДО НА НОЖКЕ. Imperial Russian Porcelain Factory, reign of Nicholas I. Hand painted decorations in pink and gold, cartouches with flowers and butterflies. Height 16 cm. Manufacturing defects inside the base
A RUSSIAN SERVING DISH. РУССКОЕ БЛЮДО НА НОЖКЕ. - Bukowskis
A LARGE RUSSIAN SILVER MOUNTED CRYSTAL VASE, KHLEBNIKOV. The urn shaped cut glass body mounted on a spreading partially fluted circular base, with similar inverted rim, sturdy foliate capped silver handles suspending laurel leaves and the body further enriched with ribbon tied rose garlands. Hallmarked Moscow, circa 1908-1917
WHITE MONUMENTS OF VLADIMIR & SUZDAL, Russia: embrace eight medieval limestone monuments. The Cathedral of the Assumption was intended by Andrey Bogolyubsky, prince of Vladimir-Suzdal, to be the religious centre of all Russia. Most of the original frescoes were destroyed by Mongols in 1238. Kuzdal's Cathedral of the Nativity, has 13th-century Golden Doors.
The Ascension Cathedral, also known as Zenkov Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Completed in 1907, it is the second tallest wooden building in the world. The cathedral survived the 1911 earthquake with minimal damage, even though it was built without any nails. Some bishops are saying it was saved by God