Zhostovo Painted Easter Egg. Zhostovo painting (Жостовская роспись) is an old Russian folk handicraft which is influenced by flower painting techniques and is similar to that of tole painting. The most widely used motif of Zhostovo painting is a cluster of concisely painted mixed garden and wild flowers. Zhostovo eggs are quite uncommon in our experience. Signed by the artist and marked "Жостово". Wood, paints, lacquer, gilding. Matte finish. 5½" in height with a matching stand. Note: ding which doesn't detract (see pic).