1999 Hand Painted Fedoskino Russian Lacquer Box Church Lake Shore Signed Dated
Description: This is a nice oval? shaped paper-mache or papier-mâché Russian Lacquer Box with hinged lid from Fedoskino. The box, which has a hinged lid and a flat base, has a very colorful decorated top. The top of the lid is decorated with a well executed hand painted scene showing a beautiful church building surrounded by trees on the edge of a lake. The scene shows a blue sky with big puffy clouds above. The box is marked along the bottom edge of the design with the words "Fedoskino 99" followed by the signature of the artist, which we are unable to identify (see last photo). The miniature painting is well made, colorful, and shows the details of the scene including the reflective lake, the trees and the building. The painting shows details in gold, MOP, and egg tempera and as usual is rather colorful. 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 dated 1999.
Origin: The village of Fedoskino near Moscow Russia.
Size: The box measures ~4" by ~2 3/4" and is ~1 1/2" high when closed. The box weighs slightly over 3 ounces.
Marks: Marked "Fedoskino 99" followed by the signature of the artist, which we are unable to identify (see last photo).
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful and well done design with vivid colors. Gold, MOP, and egg tempera make this nice box a good addition to your collection of Russian Lacquer Boxes.
Condition: The box is in very good condition. The box has no cracks, breaks, repairs, crazing, or hairlines. It is signed, dated and has indication of where it was made. The top f the lid has one small, and almost unobvious, spot where it looks like it was hit with a sharp object and chipped the surface (see first two photos). Be that as it may, 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. The interior is clean with vivid red coloring and exhibiting no losses. Please view the photos for additional condition information.
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