Boyarishnya Drinking Tea. A beautifully painted Fedoskino miniature. Tea drinking from out of the saucer, aka "saucering", was spread by the mercantile classes. Tea fresh from a samovar or teapot tended to be too hot to drink immediately, so to cool it off, it was poured into the saucer. Drinking tea in this way is an iconic Russian image.
Safety pin back. 1¾" x 1¼". Fine condition. Fedoskino written in Russian, then the date - 1992 - and name of the artist. 1 only, as shown. Gift boxed.