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"Portrait in 18th Century Costume"
 Stock #: 910321 Artist: Lolina
Size: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3/4"  Reg.$ 290
Your price: $120

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.




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