Russian Lacquer Box 1953 Palekh'Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Fair' USSR
This box dates from 1953 and was crafted in the town of Palekh, a Russian center for lacquerware miniatures and icon painting of the 19th century. Russian lacquer is rooted in tradition and the artform can be highly specialized. Artists from Palekh spend years learning the proper techniques to create these miniature paintings and use single-hair paintbrushes to add intricate details with gold leaf and tempura-based paints. The dimensions are also added in several layers to allow the scenes to pop dynamically. This particular box is 5.5 x 3.5 inches in diameter and has a crackled finish that is relatively common in boxes of this age. I believe the scene features the infamous Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Fair. The box is in good condition, but has some slight wear on the lid corners that can be seen when opening the lid. The interior is in good shape as well, but the previous owner has placed a'D' emblem inside with some glue and I'm a bit cautious about removing it. Please let me know if you have any questions about this box or about Russian lacquerware. I'm always happy to help. The item "Russian Lacquer Box 1953 Palekh'Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Fair' USSR" is in sale since Monday, September 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "treasuredart" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.