♥♥♥ "A Russian silver gilt and cloisonné enamel cup and saucer, Maria Semenova, Moscow, 1896-1908. Both cup and saucer worked in four alternating panels of vivid stylized floral and foliate motifs with raised silver beads against either cream or light blue grounds, the elaborate scrolling handle similarly decorated." ~Repinned Via Sue Causey
The Church of the Resurrection, Saint Petersburg, Russia
A Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory plate, Nicholas I period (1825-1855). The cavetto of the shaped gilded-rim plate painted with gilt vining cartouches, one filled with a floral bouquet and the other with a pair of brightly colored birds resting on a branch, all against a deep pink ground.
Dressing Room in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg with a portrait of Empress Elizabeth I, daughter of Peter I. It was she who has started the construction of The Winter Palace but died before it was built. Catherine II fulfilled the construction of the palace, created the Hermitage and put the portrait of Elizabeth, her mother-in-law, in her room, as Elizabeth loved this portrait of the most.