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A Short History of Zagorsk and Sergiev-Posad Folk Art

  • 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), which is the oldest center for the production of this type craft in Russia. A...

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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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  • Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery Bochka

    Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery Bochka

    Trinity-St. Sergius monastery (Троице-Сергиев монастырь). Decorated hand made box from Sergiev Posad with its wooden churches, walls, stockade fences and gate. The monastery  was founded by St. Sergius of Radonezh in 1337. It began as a small wooden...

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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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  • Mid 20th Century Painted Box Pioneers

    Young Pioneers on a Hike

    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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  • 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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