The magnificent objects created by the silversmiths of Imperial Russia have captivated the connoisseurs of the world for centuries. Few will disagree that these artistic and highly skilled craftsmen produced some of the most unique and interesting silver and gold objects ever made. Although the firm of Faberge is clearly the most famous, the firms of Sazikov, Ovchinnikov, Kurlykov and many others also produced incredible objects in silver and gold. Some of these firms were awarded multiple medals at world expositions for the exceptional quality of goods that they exhibited there. A few such as Ovchinnikov and Khlebnikov were even granted the “Imperial Warrant” which showed that they were authorized to produce goods for the Russian Imperial Court.