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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. 

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    Fedoskino Winter Troika Ride

    Fedoskino Winter Troika Ride

    Fedoskino Winter Troika Ride. An authentic Russian lacquer hinged box from Fedoskino painted in the late 1970's. In fine condition. Traditional materials used by the artist include oil paints, papier-mache, metallic powders and lacquer. The box is hinged...

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  • Masha and The Bear (Маша и Медведь) Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Masha and the Bear Fedoskino Box

    Masha and The Bear (Маша и Медведь). Fedoskino, signed by the artist - Gurov. No date, circa 1991-2005. Oval hinged papier-mache, oil paints, mother-of-pearl inlays, metallic powders, lacquer. 6¼"x 4½"x 1". 1 only. Light wear to the bottom,...

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    The Geese Are Flying Lacquer Box

    The Geese Are Flying Lacquer Box

    The Geese Are Flying (Гуси Летят). Fedoskino, 1984. (Signed by the artist.) A young girl by a country road watches as a formation of geese flies south. She takes her silk kerchief and waves to them. In Russian culture, the bird has many meanings. Here it...

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    The Zodiac Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    The Zodiac Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    The Zodiac Fedoskino Lacquer Box.  Elegant lacquer box with a painting of The Zodiac, originally by Mucha. Signed and titled both on the front and the back of the box. Fedoskino, 2008. Papier-mache, oils, lacquer, metallic powders, mother of pearl...

    $195.00 $99.00
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    Three Fair Maidens by the Window Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Three Fair Maidens by the Window Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Three Fair Maidens by the Window (Три девицы под окном). Fedoskino, circa mid-1980s. (Signed by the artist). The scene depicted on this fine Fedoskino box is from the opening stanza from Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"...

    $150.00 $95.00
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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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    Water Girl Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Water Girl Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Water Girl (Девушка За Водой). An elegant and not usually found study of a girl in red folk costume on a dock dipping one bucket into the river and transfering the water into another bucket. A bit of wear of box commensurate with the age. Signed by the...

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    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Painting

    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Oil Painting circa 1980

    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Painting. Igor A. Evmenenko. The Tale of "The Scarlet Flower" (Аленький цветочек) is analogous to the Western fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." The mythical flower resides only with the Beast, who is an enchanted Prince...

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