"18th Century Costume"
|Size: 5" X 3 3/4" X 1"
|| Reg. $530.00
Your price: $279
The box is signed by the artist
and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.
Artists from Fedoskino, the birthplace of Russian lacquer miniatures, use
a more realistic style of painting than the other villages. They also use oil
paints for their drawings instead of the egg-based temperas. Three to four
layers of the oil paints, along with seven coats of lacquer, are applied to
each box before it is completed. This layering brings out a radiant quality
in the drawings and the colors seem to emanate from within. Sometimes, an underlay
of gold leaf or mother of pearl enhances this radiance and adds a lovely iridescence
of its own.
A very beautiful lacquer box with exquisite and sharp
details painted with a one hair brush. Wonderful colors blend into each other
making it a one well-designed and unique composition. The box itself is made
of the highest quality papier-mache and is covered with three layers of lacquer.
Paper-mache does not absorb the paint and it is also protected by a thick layer
of lacquer. This way colors will not fade and will stay vivid and bright for
many dozens of years to come.