Filigree made in Russia
Filigree made in Russia. Jewelry item made from thin wire, called Филигрань- in Russian, filigrana in Italian, filum – in latin (thread) and granum (grain). filigree in English. Amazingly talented people make such masterpieces. Since the XIX century things of filigree have been released in large quantities. They are diverse and the appointment and the assortment; expensive dishes, church utensils, toilet accessories. Technological methods reached high perfection. In Russia decorative metal art has always held a prominent place. The Kievan Rus wizard possessed many ways artistic casting. Greatest flourishing metal art reached in XIV-XVII centuries. But the most widespread the Russian metal treatment received at the end of XVIII- early XIX century.
Filigree (filigree – from the Greek word meaning to twist, twist) – one of the most interesting and ancient methods of making art products. Material for the production of filigree is twisted or smooth, sometimes rolling flattened wire of copper, silver, gold. Production process of filigree art products is very laborious. Openwork filigree – an independent method of producing a variety of artistic objects: vases for fruit and candy, sugar bowls, brooches, etc.
Filigree – kind of jewelry art: delicate or soldered on metal background pattern of fine gold, silver or copper wire, smooth or wound in rope. Products from scanning are often complemented with beading (small silver or gold beads) and enamel.
Filigree is one of the traditional forms of art metal. This technique, which originated in ancient times, has not changed at this time.
Jewelry, in the technique of filigree very often (in order to ennoble their appearance) is made of oxidized silver.
In the XVIII century produced great scans of articles, along with the stones were widely used crystal, mother of pearl. At the same time were widely small silver things: vases, salt shakers and boxes.