Vintage 1964 solid silver gold plated powder compact enamel porcelain
✰875 Russia Leningrad
Jeweller Factory of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)
Ленинградская ювелирная фабрика
Russian solid silver hallmark: ЛЮ 4 Star✰ 875
diameter - 70 mm
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Saint Petersburg is formerly known as Petrograd (Петроград) (1914–1924), and later Leningrad (Ленинград) (1924–1991), is a city on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow.
Leningrad Jewelry Factory (Leningrad Jewelry and Watch Factory)
In the 1950-1960s. The Leningrad Jewelry Factory was located in three places: in Gostiny Dvor, in Muchny Pereulok and on Dnepropetrovskaya Street.
In Gostiny Dvor there were workshops for the production of gold and silver jewellery, bracelets and watches. In Muchny Pereulok, they made silver dishes and silver bracelets, a tombak (copper alloy) group of products. On Dnepropetrovskaya street there was a stone-cutting and polishing production.
Wonderful enthusiastic organizers stood at the origins of jewellery production in Leningrad: Gennady Konstantinovich Pavlov, Vasily Nikolaevich Korolkov, Alexander Filippovich Klenov.
Among the organizers of watch production were such masters as Mikhail Evseevich Zeldin, Boris Mikhailovich Fradkin, Chistyakov.
In 1934, they created a jeweller's workshop at 36 Herzen Street, and in 1936, after the organization of Lenyuvelirtorg, the workshop was reorganized into the Leningrad Jewelry and Watch Factory, which was located in the premises of Gostiny Dvor. In 1960 the factory was renamed the Leningrad Jewelry Factory.
In 1952, the traditional filigree technique was revived at a jewellery factory. The head of the filigree workshop, hereditary jeweller Pavel Petrovich Shchegolkov and the oldest filigree worker Pyotr Leontyevich Figurnov began to recruit students and train them. Nina Ernestovna Vogt, an artist of filigree-enamel products, as they say, from God, carried out artistic supervision over the works of filigree workers.