Russian Painted Box with the image of a Tea - party
- Brand: Fedoskino Factory
- Product Code: 18-542
- Availability: In Stock
This Box is made of: papier mache, oil painting, gold leaf, mother of pearl, lacquer.
In Russia, as a kind of art, lacquer painting took shape later that in Europe. Of course, each country developed its own individual style in lacquer painting which for example, manifested itself in the choice and interpretation of them and in the peculiarities of decor. Having mastered the achievements of foreign enterprises, Russian lacquer painting became a kind of art peculiar for its national originality. Components for lacquer painting are created from papier-mashe and the technology of its production does not change for more that two centuries. The object's body, bottom and lid are made separately. Then all those parts are joined together, primed, dried and processed on the joiner's bench. The next stage is dyeing of the object. As a rule, from the outside, it is painted by the black dye, and from the inside - by the red dye. Then the object is covered by several layers of transparent lacquer and after that is dried. Now the object is ready for painting. Russian Lacquer Boxes are beautiful lacquer miniature works of art that gained worldwide appreciation and are highly sought after, created by the most talented Russian artists. These small and distinctive treasures come from Russian villages of Fedoskino, Palekh, Kholui, and Mstera. The miniature paintings on Lacquered boxes usually feature fairy tale themes, as well as country life, troikas, and landscapes. You can choose from a completely handmade and hand-painted one-of-a-kind collector's item signed by an artist or a lacquer box with a stunning print of a miniature masterpiece.
"Fedoskino" is the modern name for the Old Russian town of Danilkovo, in the Moscow Oblast, about 20 miles due North from Moscow city. Fedoskino lacquer boxes and lacquer miniatures have been handmade here for nearly 3 centuries. The Fedoskino style of lacquer box was perfected here. These lacquer boxes have earned worldwide recognition for their high level of workmanship, detailed painting, realism, and perfection in art of miniature and fine painting. Since each Fedoskino lacquer box is 100% handmade and hand painted, every true Fedoskino lacquer box is unique and highly sought after by collectors. The painting on the lacquer boxes is completed with various mixed oil paints and painted with extreme skill, patience and care. Many of the very fine Fedoskino lacquer boxes may take more than 1 year to complete! Today in Russia, various local art guilds and universities maintain extensive multi-year training programs which pass on the art of making fine Fedoskino lacquer boxes to a handful of interested Russian artists and artisans. The past 20 years has been the “Golden Era” of Fedoskino lacquer boxes. Artists today are free to paint historical soviet styles, and even earlier designs. Further, the opening of Russia has increased awareness and demand for these truly unique pieces. If these boxes are kept in excellent condition, the Fedoskino lacquer boxes dramatically increase in value over time, as the pieces become rarer and more difficult to find. Fedoskino boxes are also unique in that they often feature other exceptionally famous Russian works of art from artists like Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin and others.
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