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Beautiful Enamel Rostov finift art

Enamel Rostov finift
Easter eggs made in the technique of traditional crafts – Beautiful Enamel Rostov finift

Beautiful Enamel Rostov finift

History of enamel (finift) has its origins in the 12th century, with the first mention of Russian enamel. In ancient Russia enamel was considered one of the most expensive and beautiful materials, made in techniques borrowed from Byzantium. In the middle of 18 century in a monastery of Rostov Veliky, Metropolitan Arseniy Tarkovskiy founded a small workshop, where enamelists decorated Church plates and vestments for clergy. The wizards who worked here received orders for enamel icons from various temples, Russian monasteries and Episcopal homes. Rostov enamel has its own history and unique artistic features. Closely associated with the various forms of art, and above all with the painting.

Enamel Rostov finift
Necklace and earrings, Beautiful Enamel Rostov finift

Despite the difficulty and complexity of execution, requiring visual eye, a steady hand, a perfect possession firing technology, art enamel, of course, had a number of advantages over the very fashionable and widespread in the late XVIII century miniatures on porcelain, bone, paper. Brightness, sonority, clarity of colors, rich politrila, durability of products not subject to the effects of light, air, time, and preserve for many years its original luster and freshness, and at the same time a relatively wide range of subjects: portraits (secular, front), religious items , exclusive jewelry, jewelry boxes, landscape, as well as playback pictures largest Russian and European masters of the brush. Traditionally, Rostov enamel is considered the best in Russia.

Enamel Rostov finift
St. Basil’s cathedral

After the revolution of 1917, the masters of Enamel Rostov finift began working on creating a variety of jewelry and household items: brooches, boxes with ornamental and narrative painting on enamel. Masters of Rostov finift successfully used the dark, black or blue enamel background, which had a variety of patterns of colors as a beater, bouquet and garlands. Bright colors of enamel miniatures harmony with perfectly smooth and shiny gold and silver jewelry, silver surface topography and precious stones.

Enamel Rostov finift
Decorated with finift caskets

Beautiful Enamel Rostov finift

Traditionally, Rostov finift characteristics – floral motifs, landscapes. Bright light of paint on the white enamel plate revives biblical paintings and Russian history, the diversity of real life and the beauty of mother nature. Each generation of artists, perceiving the local picturesque tradition, brings in Rostov finift a new attitude, own understanding of beauty. But, as in a true folk art, Rostov finift has saved the eternal beauty of Russian nature.

Enamel Rostov finift
Jewellery boxes

Today Rostov finift is coming into fashion again, developing in three main directions. The first direction is to create a wide range of women’s decorations and enamel items for interior.
The second – church ware and icons based enamel miniatures actively develop. The third direction is to create exclusive, unique products of the Rostov finift for corporate and private clients.

Enamel Rostov finift
Beautifully painted boxes
Russian enamel – Rostov finift
Floral motif
Decorative plate with enamel inserts
Decorative plate with enamel inserts
Exquisite Russian enamel
Exquisite Russian enamel
A mirror and a jewelry box
A mirror and a jewelry box
Painted Russian enamel – Rostov finift
Painted Russian enamel
Rostov finift Bible stories
Bible stories
Churches and domes used in painting
Churches and domes used in painting
Pendant and two earrings. Russian enamel – Rostov finift
Pendant and two earrings
A crown made in the technique of Russian enamel
A crown made in the technique of Russian enamel
Enamel Rostov finift
Beauty. Enamel finift
Glass holders
Glass holders
Jewellery decorations
Jewellery decorations
Earrings and necklace. Rostov finift
Earrings and necklace
Icon. Rostov finift
Icon
Religious theme in Rostov finift
Religious theme
Enamel Rostov finift
Silver brooch
Boxes
Boxes
Gold treasures decorated with Russian enamel
Gold treasures decorated with Russian enamel
Inserts of Rostov finift
Inserts of finift
Skladen (three icons), Rostov finift
Skladen (three icons)
Decorated with Rostov finift icons (suspensions)
Decorated icons (suspensions)
A set of Rostov finift jewellery
A set of jewellery
Beautifully made box, Rostov finift
Beautifully made box
Pendant with the image of saint. Rostov finift
Pendant with the image of saint
Enamel Rostov finift
One-of-a-kind jewellery
Landscapes painted on enamel
Landscapes painted on enamel
Silver jewelry box
Silver jewelry box
Church icons
Church icons
A perfume bottle and a box. Rostov finift
A perfume bottle and a box
Samples of finift jewellery
Samples of finift jewellery
Rostov the great, finift
Rostov the Great bell
Painting on Rostov finift
Painting on finift
Stunningly beautiful Russian enamel
Stunningly beautiful Russian enamel
Decorative plate. Rostov finift
Decorative plate
Sunset, Russian enamel painting
Sunset, Russian enamel painting
Enamel Rostov finift
Christian motif painting
Enameled jewellery
Enameled jewellery
Bracelet, necklace and earrings. Rostov finift
Bracelet, necklace and earrings
Gorgeous finift jewellery
Gorgeous finift jewellery
Traditional Rostov finift jewellery
Traditional finift jewellery
Finift jewellery set
Finift jewellery set
Enamel Rostov finift
Enamel Rostov finift

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