Early or Mid 20th Century Vologda Painting on a Carved Wooden Box. A pastoral lake scene as seen from a clearing. Birds and boats are in the distance and the sky is cloudy. The pine box is hinged and all the sides are carved with Vologda ornamentation. 9¼"x4¼"x3¼". The box is in very good condition, very minor paint loss and edge wear (please look at photos). An old box with a lot of character.
Vologda is an historic city founded in the 12th century. Many handicrafts came from the Vologda region with traditional carved and painted woodwork being one of them. It was widespread in Northern Russian North at the end of 19th and early 20th century.