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Fedoskino

Fedoskino (Федоскинская миниатюра) is the oldest traditional Russian lacquer miniature painting center, known since the 18th century. Its distinctive style of painting on papier-mache is far different than the other villages as the artists use oil paints applied in many layers. Other elements include mother-of-pearl (both river and freshwater), pure gold or silver leaf (to create a shimmering glow or silvery sparkle), and metallic powders mixed into the paints. Occasionally boxes can even imitate tortoise-shell, malachite, birch bark, mahogany, marble or tartan. Popular subjects include troikas, portraits, village life, and tea-drinking from a samovar. 

  • The Scarlet Flower [Fedoskino]

    Scarlet Flower Lacquer Box [Fedoskino]

    The Scarlet Flower (Аленький цветочек). The merchant father has returned from his travels and has brought gifts to his three daughters. The two eldest admire the crystal mirror and fine silks, while the youngest is transfixed by the Scarlet Flower which...

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  • Ice Fishing [Fedoskino]

    Ice Fishing [Fedoskino]

    Ice Fishing (Подледная рыбалка). Fedoskino, mid-1970's. Elegant winter painting with several figures. Foreground includes two men fishing and one using a hand drill to carve out a hole. In the background a young woman carries a pair of water buckets and...

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    Country Estate Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Country Estate Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Country Estate (Загородное поместье). Fedoskino. Signed by the artist, P. Fedorov, and dated 1982. Elegantly painted view of a river and a stone bridge. In the distance are several houses. The artist has used golden flakes liberally throughout to create...

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    View of Fedoskino in Winter Lacquer Box

    View of Fedoskino in Winter Lacquer Box

    View of Fedoskino in Winter (Пейзаж: Федоскино Зимой). Signed by the artist, Barabashkin, and dated 1996. Elegantly painted scenery of a brook which makes its way down the hill and through the snow. Details include a Russian church, houses, a bridge that...

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    Blini (Pancakes) Lacquer Box

    Pancakes (Blini ) Lacquer Box

    Pancakes (Блины). Lacquer Box. Bright translucent painting of a peasant couple near the hearth. The woman has just backed a batch of pancakes. A rooster sits perched atop of the fireplace. Small hinged box by Fedoskino artist T. Fablova. Signed by the...

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    Silhouette 1967 [Fedoskino]

    Silhouette 1967 [Fedoskino]

    Silhouette. Square hinged papier-mache box painted with a restrained oval image of two deer (apparently mother and child), fir trees, and mountain ridge under a silver sky in the distance. Signed by the artist "Minaev" and dated 1967. In good condition...

    $45.00 $35.00
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  • Summer Troika Visnhyakov c. 1880

    Summer Troika Vishnyakov c. 1880

    Troika (Summer). Vishnyakov workshop, circa 1880. Hinged papier mache, miniature painting, varnish, silvered. Well preserved with some wear to corners, small scratch near wagon's wheel, other light marks, light crackelature due to ageing, some...

    $350.00
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    "The Village Courtship" (Ухаживание в Деревне)

    Village Courtship Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    The Village Courtship (Ухаживание в Деревне). Fedoskino, 1987. Kolganova. It is the middle of winter as can be seen by the snow covered houses in the distance. Yet, the brightly-colored winter clothing the young people are wearing glows and...

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    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Painting

    Scarlet Flower [Fedoskino] 1980

    The Scarlet Flower (Аленький цветочек). Fedoskino painting by Igor Alexandrovich Evmenenko. The tale is analogous to "Beauty and the Beast." The mythical flower resides in the estate of the Beast, who is an enchanted Prince. Evmenenko was considered one...

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