23 February 2017

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, the Royal Academy is taking a look back at one of the most momentous periods in modern world history with an exhibition entitled, "Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932"

Renowned artists on display will include Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko, who all lived through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and shook Russian society.

The exhibition is running until 17 April 2017 and tickets cost £18. In celebration, we have unearthed several antiques at Grays from the run up to, during and period after the revolution. Here are our favourite picks.


Art Nouveau Sapphire Diamond & Ruby Trefoil Ring. Probably Russian. From The Antique Jewellery Company.

Russian silver cloisonne enamel master salt by Lubavin of Moscow 1896-1907. From Shapiro & Co.

Enameled Russian silver bowl. Moscow ca 1900. From P & R Szuhay.

lozenge shaped openwork brooch mounted in platinum. Russian, circa 1910. From Nigel Norman.

Russian metal travelling icon of St Nicholas of Myra, late 19th century, with blue and white enamel. From Guest and Gray.

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