the Swan" with
|Size: 4 3/4" X 4 1/2" X
|| Reg.$ 270.00
Your price: $ 146
The box is signed by the artist
and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.
Excellent Work of Art! Amazing effect from a gold inlay
with shining lights making an incredible 3D effect! 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.