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Filigree Boxes and Baskets

Some interesting pieces of fine quality vintage Russian filigree work will be found here. Filigree was perfected back in the days of Catherine the Great, primarily in the Krasnoselsky and Kostroma districts of Russia, where it originated in the late 16th and early 17th century. Filigree and graining are time-tested methods of decorating metals artistically. Some fine filigree of more recent vintage was made in the Ivanova district, which includes Mstera and Kazakavo, near Nihzny Novgorod (formerly the city of Gorky). Filigree is quite labor intensive and delicate. Examples of filigree design and craftsmanship are reminiscent of "bobbin-lace" (a textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins). The copper pieces are shaped and twisted and then can be dipped in practically pure (99.9%) silver. Occasionally a piece is plated in high purity gold. Other decorative enhancements include fine seed pearl and grains and rosettes. 

Additionally, we offer new tea glass holders and a few older and one-of-a-kind filigree holders.  

  • Russian Filigree Basket and Box Special

    Russian Filigree Basket and Box Special

    A special offer for two fine pieces of hand made Russian filigree - a basket and a box. Take an extra $10 off the already low prices! "Petit Coeur" (Скромное Сердце) Basket. The graceful and delicate heart motif is repeated numerous times. 99.9%...

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    "Ekaterina" Russian Filigree Bowl

    "Ekaterina" Russian Filigree Bowl

    Catherine (Екатерина) Accent Bowl. This Russian elegant filigree bowl was made by hand, not by a machine. It is an outstanding example of filigree design and craftsmanship as perfected during the days of Catherine the Great. The pattern is reminiscent of...

    $65.00 $39.95
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    Filigree Letter Opener

    Kindjal Letter Opener

    Kindjal (Кинджал) Letter Opener. A kindjal is a double-edged dagger worn by the Imperial Cossack Guards. This Russian elegant filigree letter opener, in the form of a kindjal, was made by hand, not by a machine. It is an outstanding example of...

    $50.00 $39.95
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    "Belarusian Beauty" Wine Coaster or Candy Dish

    "Belarusian Beauty" Wine Coaster or Candy Dish

    Belarusian Beauty (Белорусская красавица). Use this charming piece as a fine wine coaster, or a lovely candy dish. The graceful and delicate pattern, and the shape, resembles a crown. Made by hand, not by machine, in the Kazakova workshop of...

    $75.00 $39.95
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    "Flower" Basket with Handle

    "Flower" Basket with Handle

    "Flower" (Цветочная) Basket. This Russian elegant filigree basket with an attached flexible handle was made by hand, not by a machine. It is an outstanding example of filigree design and craftsmanship as perfected during the days of Catherine the Great...

    $75.00 $39.95
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    Russian Filigree Egg Box

    Easter Egg Box

    SPECIAL PRICE! Easter Egg (Пасхальное яйцо). A beautiful example of the ultimate in fine filigree work, as perfected back in the days of Catherine the Great. Opens to reveal a tiny rosette. Every curve is formed by hand from copper wire, then the piece...

    $65.00 $39.95
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    "Dew Drop" (Росинка) Box

    "Dew Drop" (Росинка) Box

    "Dew Drop" (Росинка) Box. This elegant Russian box was made by hand, not by a machine. It is an extraordinary example of filigree design and craftsmanship as was perfected back in the days of Catherine the Great (1762-1796). The pattern is reminiscent of...

    $50.00 $29.95
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    Russian Filigree Silver Basket

    "Petit Coeur" Basket

    "Petit Coeur" (Скромное Сердце) Basket. A beautiful filigree basket made in Russia in the Kazakova workshops. The graceful and delicate heart motif is repeated numerous times. An outstanding example of filigree craftsmanship - by hand! - not machine -...

    $75.00 $39.95
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    Russian Filigree at Maison Russe

    "Aria" Basket

    Aria (Ария) Basket.  Given the name "Aria" by its makers at the workshop in Kazakavo, Russia, because of the beautiful design, this piece is entirely made by hand. This delicate and labor-intensive piece is an excellent example of design and...

    $75.00 $39.95
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    Filigree Kovsch Basket

    "Autumn Garden" Basket

    Autumn Garden (Осенний сад) Basket. What you see here is a real jewel of Old World Russian filigree work, made by hand and not a machine. This delicate and labor-intensive basket is an excellent example of design and craftsmanship reminiscent of...

    $75.00 $49.95
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    "Rose" (Роза) Round Box

    "Rose" (Роза) Round Box

    "Rose" (Роза) Round Box. Russian filigree boxes were made by hand and not a machine. This elegant round box is an outstanding example of filigree design and craftsmanship as perfected during the days of Catherine the Great, and can be used for...

    $75.00 $45.00
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    Russian filigree basket with cobalt glass insert

    "Petit Coeur" Vase [with Glass Insert]

     "Petit Coeur" Vase [with Cobalt Glass Insert]. A beautiful filigree basket made in Russia in the Kazakovo workshops. The graceful and delicate heart motif is repeated numerous times. An outstanding example of hand craftsmanship  that was...

    $95.00 $49.95
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    "Snowstorm" Basket [24Kt Gold Plate]

    "Snowstorm" Basket [24Kt Gold Plate]

    "Snowstorm" (Метелица) Basket [24Kt Gold Plate]. This elegant Russian filigree basket was made by hand, not by a machine. It is an extraordinary example of filigree design and craftsmanship as was perfected back in the days of Catherine...

    $89.00 $69.95
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    Russian Filigree Basket "Aria" (Ария)

    "Aria" (Ария) Basket [Gold Plated]

    "Aria" (Ария) Basket [Gold Plated]. A superb example of Old World Russian filigree work made by hand and not a machine. This delicate and labor-intensive piece is an excellent example of design and craftsmanship reminiscent of "bobbin-lace" (a...

    $95.00 $49.95
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