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A new video in the Pearls of the Collection project with the British MaximiliaN London jewellery house: “Bouquets of flowers made from precious stones by Jérémie Pauzié”

Published 20 July 2020

On 20 July 2020, a new video came out in the Pearls of the Collection cycle. In it, Olga Grigoryevna Kostiuk, the head of the State Hermitage’s Department of Western European Applied Art, tells about the amazing bouquets in the Hermitage’s collection of jewellers’ works that were fashioned from precious and semiprecious stones.

Today they are attributed to Jérémie Pauzié, the most significant jeweller active in Saint Petersburg in the mid-18th century. The master craftsman worked in the Russian capital for many years, enjoying the patronage of Empress Elizabeth. His clients included members of the imperial family, courtiers and the Petersburg nobility. He travelled abroad repeatedly to purchase fresh materials and finished articles, and he himself made snuffboxes, rings, the insignia of orders of chivalry, and decorative pieces of jewellery. He was particularly celebrated for his work on the crown for Empress Catherine II.

The video can be viewed on the Hermitage’s pages in the social networks VKontakteOdnoklassniki and Facebook, and also on YouTube.

The film was produced with the support of the British MaximiliaN London jewellery house.