The oldest decorative and artistic craft in Russia, Rostov enamel is one of the most interesting and vivid types of miniature painting. Hand-made, rich in colors, fine filigree made of copper or silver it has always belonged to the elite art forms.
Its uniqueness lies in its durability, proven over centuries. Noteworthy, paints that have passed through fire for centuries do not lose their brightness and shine. The elite, exclusive character of the enamel miniatures is due to the high pictorial skill of the artist. Also, due to the extremely complex, laborious process of their manufacture.
This gallery is unusual, as it combines badges of various themes, united by one spirit – the spirit of history. The badges dedicated to the coats of arms of cities and districts, anniversaries, and architectural monuments.
History lovers will find here not only the names of architectural monuments depicted on the badges, but also the dates of their foundation, construction, and current location.
Framed with silver filigree, the badges cover regions of Russia and have an Orthodox and historical orientation. This catalog contains the icons of the Moscow region, as well as North Ossetia, Tatarstan and more. Tver region, for example, includes the Seliger series. The series has no analogues in terms of the number of enamel miniatures created on the material of these regions. Noteworthy, the series includes settlements, Orthodox and civil monuments of architecture. Besides, they are unique, and have never been released on badges before.
The badges are in the shape of a French shield, and some badges are in the oval shape. The obverse of the badge usually shows the historical name of a city or village. On the reverse side – the name of the region and district. Also, in case of a change in the historical name (due to a merger or renaming), it includes the modern name of the settlement. Released in the city of Rostov, Yaroslavl Region, these miniatures are in small editions.
The catalog also includes options for icons that have significant differences in the image. For example, summer and winter themes, as well as in the style of artistic writing.