Collecting Russian Art & Antiques. Marina Bowater. The author, a Russian porcelain scholar and collector, has run commercial galleries in London for many years. She discusses with great enthusiasm many collectible arts from both Imperial and soviet Russia. Included in her discussions are Russian porcelain (of course), icons and paintings, the Imperial Russian Easter egg, Mir Isskustvo, glasshouses, jewelry, folk crafts, woodwork and sculpture, lacquer boxes from Palekh, Russian malachite and more. NY: Hippocrene Books, 1991. 176 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket, some rubbing to jacket, book like new. Black and white illustrations, index. A few left.