Sergiyev Posad is an old Russian city in Moscow region, founded in 15th century. The collection of jewelry art exhibited in The Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum-Preserve demonstrates high skill of Russian craftsmen in filigree, engraving, casting, enamel. The most valuable part of the Sergiev Posad Museum collection of jewelry art presented by the works of early 14th century. They show popular techniques and, at the same time, they illustrate the character of fine art of that time as nearly all of them are decorated by pictorial images. Among them is a rare silver chalice of the first half of the 14th century, presumably donated by boyar Dmitry Ivanovich Godunov.
The precious Gospel cover of the late 15th century, originating from the Nikilo-Pesnoshsky Monastery, was very likely connected with the Trinity artistic workshops.