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On display in the Patriarch's Palace are the creations of Turkish masters of the 17th century, whose art was highly valued among the royal courts of Europe and Russia. Diplomatic and trade relations of the Russian state with the Ottoman Empire appeared at the end of the 15th century; and during the next two centuries were supported by constant exchanges of embassies and trade missions.

The ewer and basin with a cover – objects of court ceremonial feasts presented to Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich by the ambassadors of the Ottoman Empire – are decorated with an intricate and delicate ornamentation in the filigree technique. Enamel flower rosettes topped with multicolored cabochons combine beautifully with the filigree pattern.

These refined and never-fading flowers became a source of inspiration for modern jewellers and were turned into exquisite brooches, earrings, pins, and pendants. 

You may get acquainted with souvenir products inspired by the ewer and basin in the Kremlin Museums shop.

 
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