Gorgeous vintage (1994) hand painted lacquer box. The image depicts a scene from a famous Russian fable about Ilya Muromets and Solovei (Nightingale) the Robber. This is an original hand made and hand painted piece of art. Black lacquer is used as the background on the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the box. The box has a very.Shape with three separate compartments inside. Russian lacquer art developed from the art of icon painting which came to an end with the collapse of Imperial Russia. The icon painters, who previously had been employed by supplying not only churches but people's homes, needed a way to make a living. Thus, the craft of making decorative boxes and panels developed. The items were lacquered and then hand painted by the artists, often with scenes from folk tales.
Most people have no idea the amount of work and time that go into making these lacquer boxes, no matter what the size. The process hasn't changed much over the last 200 years and it can take from several weeks to months to complete one box.Painting is usually done in layers and there can be as many as five layers of painting with a coat of lacquer in between each layer. Once the painting is done a protective finish is added. From here at least seven (7) layers of lacquer are applied and in between each layer of lacquer the box is sanded.
The final coat is polished to a brilliant shine. In the end one box may have close to 15 layers of lacquer, making them very durable and resistant to breakage and warping. This box was made in 1994s by artist Kabanov in Mstyora style, which is one of four legendary centers along with Palekh, Fedoskino, and Kholuy. H and painted details with gold accents are intricate and precise, in the best tradition of Russian Lacquer miniature painting. The box is good overall condition for its age - a few chips (see photos), and very fine surface.
Not damaging the painting, and only visible up close and under certain light. Dimensions: 8 7/8" L x 4 1/5" W x 1 1/8 H Would make a perfect classy gift or a great addition to a collection! Nightingale the Robber or Solovei the Brigand Russian. , Solovey-Razboynik, also known as Solovey Odikhmantievich , was an epic robber from bylinas. The bylina concerning Nightingale the Robber is also called "The First Journey of Ilya Muromets", and is one of the most popular Russian epics, having been recorded 132 times Bailey, p.This monster had partial human and bird like features, was able to fly, and lived in a nest, had a human family, and received drinks with his hands Bailey, p. He was said to live in a forest near Bryansk. And would sit in a tree by the road to Kiev. And stun strangers with his powerful whistle.
It is said that Nightingale the Robber would scream, All the grasses and meadows become entangled, the azure flowers lose their petals, all the dark woods bend down to the earth, and all the people there lie dead! According to legend, he was defeated by Ilya Muromets. Who survived even though Nightingale levelled half of the surrounding forest. Nightingale the Robber was shot down with arrows to the eye and temple by Ilya Muromets, who then dragged the defeated monster to Vladimir. Wished to hear Nightingale the Robber whistle, but the creature claimed he was too wounded to whistle.
Nightingale the Robber requested wine to drink so that his wounds would disappear, then he would whistle for the prince. When he whistled all of Vladimir's palaces were destroyed and many lay dead. After this, Ilya Muromets took Nightingale the Robber into an open field and cut off his head Bailey, pp. The item "Vintage Russian Lacquer Box Hand Painted Solovei the Brigand" is in sale since Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".
The seller is "red_piraka" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.