The State Hermitage, 2016
Color illustrations
Language: Russian
24.5 x 30 cm
ISBN 978-5-93572-671-3
Weight: 3 kg
Product Code: 005117
Availability: Soon in stock

This edition is dedicated to the exhibition "From the treasury of the dinnerware sets. Dinner table decoration and setting in Russia in the 18th -beginning of the 20th century" from the cycle "Christmas offerings". The catalogue shows over 1200 works from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, State Russian Museum, State Museum Pavlovsk, State Museum Petergof, State Moscow Kremlin Museum and some works of the modern artists from the Imperial Porcelain Factory.  Items intended for setting the ceremonial  dinner tables in imperial residencies and grand-ducal palaces are presented. Such items were not used in everyday life, however, carefully kept in specially equipped rooms called dinnerware set trasuries. Porcelain dinnerware sets, glass, silver, bronze and dutch ware items as well as floor sculptural decorations were stored. Imperial dinners were seen as ceremonial events. Special furniture, table cloths and liveries were in place.  The exhibition shows graphics, water color paintings,  books and fotographs portraying the special events.

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