Ukrainian Couple Courtship Easter Egg. A young man wears a Ukrainian Fedora and carries a long carved smoking pipe. She has strings of beads around her neck and a festive red apron called a "zapaska" around her linen shirt and skirt. She is barefoot, he wears shoes. She carries a broom implying domestic tranquility. The art depicts a couple at the end of the 19th or early 20th century, probably in the Poltava region of Ukraine.
High quality Fedoskino style oil painting with metallic pigments that resembles early 20th century lacquer painting by the Lukutin or Vishnyakov workshops. The smoothly lacquered and polished egg was purchsed in Moscow at the end of the 20th century. 4" in height. 1 only, as shown. Comes with a stand.