The art gallery PUTTI* in Riga was established in the year 2000 with a precisely defined aim to present the unique artworks of contemporary Latvian jewellery artists to the local and international audience.
The gallery presents only unique handcrafted jewellery of exceptional quality. Made of silver and gold, precious and semi precious stones, mammoth ivory, ebony etc., these original jewellery creations may be observed as art and design objects.
The jewellery designers use various author techniques and such technologies as casting, enamelling, etching, intaglio, cameo and incrustation.
Gallery is located in the spacious premises specially designed to meet its specific needs, in the architectonically historical centre – Vecrīga – in the Art Nouveau building built in 1907 as a dwelling house with a shop on the ground floor, designed by an architect Paul Mandelshtam (1872 – 1941).
* Putti (Italian, plural) – a figure of a podgy human baby, almost always male, often naked and having wings, found especially in Italian Renaissance art.