Palekh Large Russian Lacquer Box Scene from Snow Maiden Fairy Tale Signed Burkova. For Your Lacquer Box Collection - RL108. Description: This is a beautiful and very large, by Russian Lacquer Boxes standards (7 7/8" by 6 3/4"), rectangular paper-mache or papier-mâché Russian Lacquer Box from the Palekh School of lacquer miniatures. The box has a flat bottom with four small squared feet and a hinged lid. The lid is decorated with a hand painted colorful image of a princesses seated with surrounded by people and having a yound man on his knees in front of her.This is a scene from the famous Russian Fairy tale of the Snow Maiden. The box is signed Burkova for the well known artist Irina Burkova.
This design was first developed by the Palekh school in 1959 and is documented in the book by Vitaly Kotov and Larisa Taktashove titled "PALEKH" and documenting items in The State Museum of Palekh Art as plate No. The box shows wonderful detail and beautiful colors; A true beauty and a very seldom seen box in subject and size. The inside of the box is colored in the usual red color used in Russian lacquer boxes. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description. Date: The box is undated, therefore the date is uncertain but most likely the last quarter of the 20th century.
Size: The box measures 7 7/8" by 6 3/4" and is 2 1/4 high when closed. The box weighs slightly over one pound and five ounces.Marks: The box has markings in gold colored calligraphy on the bottom of the painting at the edge of the lid "Snyegurochka; Palekh; Burkova" all in Cyrillic letters. Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A very beautiful and well done design with beautiful vivid colors. Gold and tempera makes this nice box a very good addition to your collection of Russian Lacquer Boxes. Condition: The box is in excellent like new condition. The box has no cracks, breaks, repairs, hairlines, or crazing. The art work on top of the lid is intact, beautiful, well executed, and in very good shape with no losses or fading. The hinge works well and is intact and the interior is clean with vivid red coloring and exhibiting no losses. Please view the photos for additional condition information. We guarantee the authenticity, description and condition of the items we sell. Note, packages going overseas can take as long as 3 to 4 weeks to reach their destination, so please be patient and allow sufficient time for your item to reach you. Failure to follow these simple terms will be construed as your desire not to complete the sale. The item "Large Palekh Russian Lacquer Box Snow Maiden Fairy Tale Signed (Irina) Burkova" is in sale since Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".
The seller is "giamer" and is located in Skippack, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.