Crafts and art

Solomon Finkelstein

Solomon Finkelstein

R5. “Raspberries, Reja 1941
Manufacturer Reja, Inc.
Designer Solomon Finkelstein.
Not patented.
Gold-plated metal brooch, red, green and black enamel, rhinestones, in the shape of raspberries. 6.2 x 5.7cm.
Marked Reja Reg.
Series “King Arthur’s Knights”

Solomon Finkelstein. Deja Costume Jewelry incorporated.

Solomon Finkelstein began to work, probably in 1932, with Sol Finkelstein Co., New York, first at 990 Sixth Avenue, then at 55 West 47,h Street. The company manufactured rhinestone jewelry and ornaments for wholesale distribution and therefore did not advertise. For this reason it is not known what items belonged to its production, or what trademark it used.

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Francisco Torres Rebajes

Francisco Torres Rebajes

Rb4. “Pekinese,” Rebajes 1941-42. Manufacturer Rebajes Metal Art Craftsmen. Designer Francisco Rebajes.
Copper brooch of a Pekinese dog. 8 x 4.9cm Marked Rebaje.
Vogue, May 15, 1943: “Flight of Fancy” by Rebajes.

Francisco Torres Rebajes. PENNINO — PROVIDENCE JEWELERS INC.

REBAJES
On 10th July 1953 WWD dedicated a long article accompanied by photographs to Francisco Rebajes and his “Success Saga, ” which was a typical story of the American dream come true.

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Oreste Pennino

P9. “Blue Flowers, ” Pennino 1946. Manufacturer Pennino Bros.
Designer Oreste Pennino.
Patent n° 143,878 Oreste Pennino, New York, 12lh February 1946, filed on 6’h September 1945.
Gold-plated sterling brooch, blue stones and rhinestones, depicting flowers with a bow ribbon. 7.5 x 6.5cm. Marked Pennino Sterling.

Norma jewelry, corp. Oreste Pennino
Oreste Pennino was born in Naples in 1888. He was his father Pasquale’s child by his first marriage. His father’s second marriage to Giuseppina Vergati produced four more children: Maria, Anselmo (later called Frank), Gennaro (called Jack), and Carmela. In 1904 Pasquale Pennino with his sixteen year old son Oreste emigrated to New York on the Vincenzo Florio ship, arriving in the States on 14th November. The profession indicated by both on the immigration form was goldsmith. Father and son settled in Brooklyn, with Pasquale’s brother-in-law, Domenico Migliaro, at 604 Hicks Street. Then, after a while, they moved to 211 Hamilton Avenue.

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Art treasures from the Kargopol region

Art treasures from the Kargopol region

Birchbark covered boxes with stamped and openwork decora­tion. Height 20.5 cm, 19cm, 22 cm; diam. 12 cm, 13 cm, 15 cm. Made by A. and V. Petukhovs in the 1970s, Settlement of Voloshka

Art treasures from the Kargopol region
The land of Kargopol, lying around the Lake Lache and the River Onega, is an administrative unit of the Arkhangelsk Region, in the south-west of the Soviet Union. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the town of Kargopol was one of Russia’s major cultural and trading centres. In the 17th century the architecture attained to such a high level as to form a distinctive local school; applied arts and folk crafts as well as the calligraphy, emerged and throne in the land; the local school of icon painting was well known all over the country.
The heritage of Kargopol began to be studied in the past centuries, and by now many specimens of the folk arts, icons and written records have found their way into different Soviet museums. This volume introduces to the art lovers the relics of Kargopol, many of which are being published for the first time.

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Mordovian caskets

Mordovian caskets

At the hollow well. Village Pronzino Spassky County Penza province.

Mordovian caskets

ORDER IN ORDER OR IN THE HOUSE

According to the condition of the tubs, it was possible to determine the well-being of the rural farmstead. Kadushki in order – order and in the house. If they were lying around the house, they were drying up, which meant that the farm was in decline.

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Mordovian sledges

Mordovian sledges

Driving in the village of Pazelki. Penza province. 1926 year.

It is unlikely that any young person today can talk about the traditional winter transport of our ancestors – sleighs. But even relatively recently they were ubiquitous. Now, except that on winter holidays in some places the guys are rolled on sleighs-rozvalnyah …
Manufacture of sledges in the XIX century peasants engaged in 148 Russian and Mordvinian villages of Mordovia. One of the centers of sledge fishing was the village of Luhmensky Maidan, which is 30 km from Insara. This was facilitated by the proximity of the market, the availability of their forests, the demand for sledges and … poor soils.

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Byzantine Icons of Cyprus

Byzantine Icons of Cyprus

9. CHRIST HELKOMENOS.
End of the 12th, beginning of the 13th century 112 x 83.5 cm
Church of the Holy Cross, Pelendri

Byzantine Icons of Cyprus
The Exhibition of Byzantine Icons from Cyprus at the Benaki Museum is an admirable way of making the presence of Cyprus felt in the metropolis of Greek culture. Through the medium of this exhibition, Cyprus presents a true image of herself: the image of a creator of beauty — of magnificent works of art that form an integral part of the island’s rich cultural heritage.

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Painting Afrasiaba

Painting Afrasiaba

Table. I. Premise IX. Frieze. Peacocks.

The first paintings were discovered during the excavation in 1965 in room IX. The surface of the walls is smoothly plastered, the artists began their work with a frieze under the ceiling.
The drawing consists of repeated images of two peacocks coming from both sides to the vase, and a continuous ornamental strip above them (Table I). The width of the frieze with pheasants 0.2 m, the rims – 0.1 m. The vase, apparently, is metal, flat, without a foot, the lower part is scalloped, the upper one is smooth, yellow. In the vase fruit: in the center, apparently, the fruit of a pomegranate, from the top of which two yellow ribbons come down to the edges of the bowls. On both sides of the pomegranate one round fruit, perhaps apples, and on the very edge of the vase from the right and left sides of 3 mugs – some berries. All fruits are depicted on a blue background. On both sides of the vase in the lower part of the frieze are blue leaves of a stylized plant. The general background, which depicts a vase and peacocks, is red.

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