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Miniature Art from Palekh, Mstera and Fedoskino

Attractive and affordable, Russian brooches are versatile gifts for all the women in one's life: mothers, wives, nieces and grandmothers. Here is something special for Valentine's Day, Easter, birthdays, as well as Mother's Day and, of course, Christmas.  

Learn a bit more about Russian miniature painting here.

 

 

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    The Firebird Lacquer Brooch

    The Firebird Lacquer Brooch

    The Firebird (Жар-птица). Prince Ivan presents the Firebird to the Tsar. The magnificent Firebird is displayed by Ivan to Tsar Berendey. The apple tree in the orchard is visible in the background and glowing embers from the tail of the bird are scattered...

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    Going to the Well Lacquer Brooch [Kholui]

    Going to the Well Lacquer Brooch [Kholui]

    Going to the Well (У колодца). A dynamic miniature of a young girl on her way to the village well. This brooch is painted on wood, which is unusual. It bears the hallmark of a Kholui artist (initialed on the back), who used a colorful palette of pink,...

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    Russian Beauty Lacquer Brooch [Kholui]

    Russian Beauty Lacquer Brooch [Kholui]

    Russian Beauty (Русская Красавица). A young woman is off to the village well to draw water. She is dressed in a light green traditional Slavic sarafan (сарафан), sometimes called a "Vasilisa" sarafan, and a matching kokoshnik (headdress) with a gossamer...

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    Tsar Saltan Lacquer Brooch

    Tsar Saltan Lacquer Brooch

    Three Maidens by the Window (Три Девицы Под Окном).  From the Tale of Tsar Saltan (see below). A fine lacquer brooch with a detailed free-hand gold border, and colorful egg tempera paints on papier-mache and finished with clear lacquer...

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    Fisherman and Goldfish Vintage Lacquer Brooch

    Fisherman and Goldfish Vintage Lacquer Brooch

    Tale of the Fisherman and the Goldfish (Сказка о рыбаке и золотой рыбке). Classic fairy tale by Alexander Pushkin, published in 1835. An old fisherman catches a "Golden Fish" which promises to grant a wish in exchange for its liberty. The scene depicted...

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    Supper Lacquer Brooch

    Conversation [Беседа] Vintage Lacquer Brooch

    Conversation (Беседа). Stylized scene of a couple in Russian peasant costume sitting at the table having an animated discussion. Painted in Novgorod, which was producing a limited number of boxes and brooches for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Or...

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    Alyonushka Lacquer Brooch

    Alyonushka Lacquer Brooch

    Alyonushka (Аленушка). An eye-catching painting that uses gold liberally on a black background. The other main colors are the red hair of the girl, the fleshtone of her arms and the silvery river. "Alyonushka" is a famous painting based on a Russian folk...

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    Swan Princess Lacquer Brooch

    Swan Princess Lacquer Brooch

    Swan Princess (Царевна-лебедь). The princess sheds her swan wings and emerges from the sea wearing her royal crown. Egg tempera, papier-mache, lacquer. Attached with classic safety pin embedded into the back. Kholui, circa 1980. 2¼" x 1½"...

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    Snowmaiden in the Forest [Fedoskino]

    Snowmaiden in the Forest [Fedoskino]

    Snegurochka in the Forest (Снегурочка в лесу).  Oil painting of a young ethereal woman dressed in shimmering blue. Victor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) painted Snegurochka aka The Snowmaiden, at the turn of 19th century. It was the central inspiration...

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    Young Woman in a Red and Gold Kokoshnik

    Young Woman in a Red and Gold Kokoshnik

    Young Woman with a Red and Gold Kokoshnik Lacquer Brooch (Русская девушка с красным и золотым кокошником). Oil painting on rectangular papier-mache of a young woman with a red glimmering gold kokoshnik (a traditional Russian headdress worn primarily...

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