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A Short History of Zagorsk and Sergiev-Posad Folk Art

  • Village Scene Painted Box from Zagorsk

    Village Merriment (Сельское Веселье)

    Village Merriment (Сельское Веселье). As this is probably late 19th-early 20th century village life, the spring harvest is over and the merriment can begin. Young villagers are dressed in distinctive folk costumes. The musicians play a bayan and a...
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  • Painted Box from Veliky Ustyug "Экспериментальная Фабрика Художественных Изделий Великоустюгские Узоры"

    Veliky Ustyug Painted Box

    Decorative Painted Box "Veliky Ustyug". A painting of the Troitse-Gledensky Monastery (Троице-Гледенский монастырь) founded in the 12th century. The architectural ensemble of the monastery originates from 17th and 18th centuries. It is located at...
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  • Vintage Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius Small Barrel Box

    Holy Trinity Monastery "Bochka" Barrel Box

    Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius Small Barrel "Bochka" Box (Троице-сергиев монастырь сергиев посад). An interesting barrel shape-box from Zagorsk (today Sergiev Posad), the oldest center for the production of this type craft in Russia. The Trinity...
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  • Troika. Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo.

    Troika [Abramtsevo, Sergiev Posad]

    Troika (Тройка) Glove Box (Перчаточница).  In the Russian style of Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo. 1930's-1950's. In good condition with some wear indicative of age (see the photos). 3¾" width by 2⅝ height by 12¼" length. Uncommon. 1...
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  • Country Road (Проселочная дорога)

    Country Road [1930's]

    Country Road (Проселочная дорога). Zagorsk Artel, 1930's. Small rectangular carved and painted box in the Russian style. Zagorsk Artel (or "PKKA", i.e., "Рабоче - Крестьянской Красной Армии"). Box is in very good condition with some paint loss. Lid fits...
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  • Early/Mid 20th Century Vologda Box

    Vologda [Antique]

    Early 20th Century Vologda. Possibly pre-revolutionary work. An unusual (in that it's not a more common peasant/village scene) pastoral Northern lake or sea scene as seen from a clearing. Birds (seagulls?) and boats are in the distance and the sky is...
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  • Vintage Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius Small Barrel Box

    Trinity Monastery "Bochka" Barrel Box

    Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius Small Barrel "Bochka" Box (Троице-сергиев монастырь сергиев посад). An interesting barrel shape-box from Zagorsk (today Sergiev Posad), which is the oldest center for the production of this type craft in Russia. A...
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  • Young Pioneers on a Hike (Юные Пионеры в Поход) 1950's Zagorsk Carved and Painted Wooden Box

    Young Pioneers on a Hike [1950s]

    Young Pioneers on a Hike (Юные Пионеры в Поход). Young Pioneers dressed in scout uniforms rise over the hilltop. The leader, wearing his "рюкзак"(backpack), studies a map and indicates the direction to go in with his right hand. The others carry...
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