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The unique Jewelry Map of USSR

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
“The Industry of Socialism” – The unique Jewelry Map of USSR

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
Made of precious and semiprecious stones, the map is a unique monument of Soviet Russian monumental stone carving arts of the 1930s. In fact, the panel (size 5910 x 4500 mm) is an exact physical map of the USSR, scale 1:1 500 000. It consists of 98 sections, the division of which was along the lines of latitude and longitude in increments of 10 degrees. With screws attached to the frame section, which consists of 27 aluminum alloy tubing. Noteworthy, the map, made in the technique of Florentine and Russian mosaic, weighs 3500 kg. The masters used various precious stones in creating map. In particular, emerald, ruby, alexandrite, jade, topaz, aquamarine, opal, rhodonite, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, amethyst, moonstone, etc. Meanwhile, the map was a prologue to the Union Art Exhibition “The Industry of Socialism”, to prepare for the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution.

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
The unique Jewelry Map of USSR

The stones framed in gilt caste of platinized silver of the same metal that named all the places, railways, line parallels and meridians. The Leningrad plant of processing gems (mosaic set, cutting stones and the whole piece of work) worked on it. Also, the Sverdlovsk Lapidary Factory (cutting plates for a set of mosaics and cut stones). In addition, Peterhof factory of technical stones (cutting plates for Mosaic).

Work on the creation of the map began May 3, 1936. Artistic development of the project belonged to the head of department of the Academy of mosaic Arts – Y.A. Frolov. Also, artists Skvortsov and A.Z. Danilochkina, took part in the selection of stones for the mosaic.

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR

At the end of 1936, in the midst of working on the map, the authorities decided to present it to the World Exhibition in Paris in May 1937. So, a large groups of master stonecutters from Sverdlovsk and Peterhof immediately arrived in Leningrad. In mid-April 1937 they completed the work.

May 24, 1937 the World Expo opened under the theme “Art and Technology in Modern Life” in Paris. The unique panel “Industry of Socialism” decorated the first hall of the Soviet pavilion dedicated to the Constitution of the USSR. Of course, it has earned a lot of enthusiastic reviews. According to a correspondent of the Paris newspaper, “Map of the Soviet Union – the most amazing exhibit not only of the Soviet pavilion, but of the whole Paris exhibition. Thousands of visitors stand for hours in front of it.” As a result, the unique map got the highest award, “Grand Prix.”

Besides, the World Expo in New York held on April 30, 1939, showed the exhibited USSR map to the public on May 17. Newspapers from New York among the most attractive exhibits frequently mentioned this mosaic map.

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR

The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
The North Pole
The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
The city of Leninabad
The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
Working on the installation
The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
The central cities and towns of Russia
The unique Jewelry Map of the USSR
Ukraine and Russia
The unique Jewelry Map of the USSR
Leningrad
The unique Jewelry Map of the USSR
Hammer and sickle, symbol of the USSR
The unique Jewelry Map of the USSR
Armenian republic
The unique Jewelry Map of the USSR
Azerbaijan
processed and shaped stones
processed and shaped gems
polished stones
Basic material, gems
polished stones
triangle form of polished stones
polished stones
Rubies polished stones
polished stones
Rectangle ruby stones
polished stones
Rhombus polished stones
polished stones
Circle polished stones
Polished stones for mosaic
Polished emeralds for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
Beautiful green emeralds for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
precious stones for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
Stones for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
Material for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
Gold for mosaic
Polished stones for mosaic
Molotov
Polished stones for mosaic
Moscow
Polished stones for mosaic
Red star
Polished stones for mosaic
Kishinev
Polished stones for mosaic
Diamond star
Polished stones for mosaic
Tallin
Polished stones for mosaic
Minsk
Polished stones for mosaic
Nalchik, poti, Kutaisi, Georgia
Polished stones for mosaic
The Aral sea
Polished stones for mosaic
Tashkent, Asia
Polished stones for mosaic
Kazakhstan
Emerald gems for mosaics
Emerald gems for mosaics
Hammer and sickle
Hammer and sickle
The unique Jewelry Map of USSR
Precious Jewelry Map
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
framed stones for jewelry map
framed stones

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