Whilst most people in the 18th century made do with the light coming from the hearth, candles and rush lights, Empress Catherine illuminated her Winter Palace with a jewellery gallery. Today, we take a look with Accredited Lecturer Rosamund Bartlett at a treasure made of steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood. On display at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, USA
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Another very informative session thank you
Thank you Rosamund for a fascinating talk I enjoyed it very much.
A fascinating and engaging talk, thank you! Such an unusual object and an intriguing glimpse into its history.
A beautiful piece of furniture - if only it could speak, what wonderful stories it could tell.
Spassiba Rosamund! Rich layers of history!
Fascinating talk - thank you
Another fascinating enjoyable lecture; Tula craft completely new to me; wonderful painstakingly beautiful works of art. Thank you
Love the phrase Samovars to Tula! Enjoyed every minute of the talk and illustrations. Thank you.
What a fascinating table, not pretty, but pretty awsome.
Fun to do.