19th Century Russian Gilt Silver and Enamel Picture Frame
19th century, Neoclassical style with red guilloche enamel and rose cut diamonds accents, hand painted miniature of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. In wood storage box Dimension: 4 1/2 x 3 inches Maker: Britsyn, Ivan History: Ivan Britsyn [Брицын Иван Савельевич] (1870-1952) A...
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19th century, Neoclassical style with red guilloche enamel and rose cut diamonds accents, hand painted miniature of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. In wood storage box
Dimension: 4 1/2 x 3 inches
Maker: Britsyn, Ivan
Ivan Britsyn [Брицын Иван Савельевич] (1870-1952)
A former employee of Faberge in St. Petersburg ( "Our former employee" Notebook of Eugene Faberge -. Archive of Tatiana Faberge, Verson, France). He passed exam for goldsmiths in March 1903 and opened his own company "Russian Enamel" (Malaya Konyushennaya Street 12), where it has employed 10-15 people. The company's products were awarded a gold medal at the St. Petersburg exhibition of craft in 1909. In 1910 - 1917 years, Ivan Britsyn repeatedly supplied his products to the courts of the members of the imperial family, and in His Majesty's Cabinet. Products of Russian Enamel by Ivan Britsyn enjoyed great demand in the English market. He carried out stone products and purpurin, worked with A. Sumin.
During the period of the New Economic Policy, he had his own workshop (1923). Products of Britsyn was frequent auctions of the world's largest auction houses and are listed along with items of Faberge. Britsyn managed to create its own, unlike Faberge, creative style, which is characterized by an original forming, a major figure guilloche unexpected geometry and more contrast and "thick" palette enamels. Hallmark of Britsyn considered cigarette cases with pale-blue and white transparent enamel. Britsyn, alone among his generation of masters - awarded the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad", which essentially characterizes him as a citizen and patriot of this great city, the glory which he did. Through the efforts of the Peterhof Museum-Reserve, the owner of the world's largest collection of works by masters of enamel, in 2003 at the grave of Ivan Savelyevich Britsyn on Novo Volkovsky cemetery monument.