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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 Red Horse Lacquer Brooch (LB-K32)

    The Red Horse Lacquer Brooch

    The red horse, in Slavic traditions, is a symbol of the sun, fire and new life. In many instances, the horse friend is considerably better than the human friend. Here Ivan appears to be either talking to his scarlet horse, or communicating clairvoyantly...

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    Sadko Fairy Tale Lacquer Brooch [Kholui] (LB-KH92)

    Sadko Fairy Tale Lacquer Brooch [Kholui]

    Sadko (Садко) is a poor musician from Novgorod whose talents go unappreciated by the rich merchants of the city. He strikes a Faustian bargain with Tsar Morskoi (King of the Sea), who helps Sadko find the magic golden fish in Lake Ilmen. By winning the...

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    Humpback Pony Fairy Tale Lacquer Brooch [Mstera}

    Humpback Pony Fairy Tale Lacquer Brooch [Mstera}

    The Little Humpbacked Horse (Конёк-Горбунок). Also known as The Magic Pony, this piece illustrates a crucial event in the story. The Little Humpbacked Horse is a fairy tale in rhyme by Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov (Пётр Павлович Ершов) (1815-1869). The...

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    Ballerina Lacquer Brooch

    Ballerina Lacquer Brooch

    Ballerina (Балерина). An elegant ballerina, standing in a raised position, wears a delicate gossamer dress. Delicate shimmering miniature oil painting on mother of pearl. Marked "Федоскино" (Fedoskino) and the signature of the artist. Dated 2006...

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    Oleg Prince of Kiev Lacquer Brooch

    Oleg Prince of Kiev Lacquer Brooch

    Oleg Prince of Kiev (Олег Князь Киевский). Oleg was the Grand Prince of Kiev and successor of his brother Rurik Prince of Novgorod. He loved his horse yet never rode him. A magician told Oleg that his horse would bring about his death. The prophecy...

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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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    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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    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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