- Kuskovo Estate was originally owned by prominent Moscow nobles, the Sheremetevs, and is a fine example of an 18th century suburban residence. The estate and buildings were created as a place for receptions, celebrations and other kinds of high-Moscow festivities. Some of the more interesting monuments of architecture located on the estate are the Palace Residence, Grotto, Greenhouse, and Dutch and Italian Palaces. There's also a ceramics museum containing a large and beautiful collection of ceramics and glass, dating from antiquity (an Egyptian dinner service) to present time (a vase comemorating the construction of Moscow's metro). The museum's finds include more than 33,000 pieces of Russian, Venetian, English and Italian glass and porcelain.
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