Vintage Black Lacquered Russian Box-"Carrying Water"

Seaside Art Gallery


A lovely vintage black Russian box painted by the Russian Collection, artist A. Prohopova, circa 1995. The Fedoskino Style miniature scene has three men, one a water carrier, serving water (a very important trade/service before running water was developed). Trimmed with beautiful gilt floral bordering all eight corners. The interior with hinged lid is solid bright red, creating a rich quality item. This piece measures 3 3/4” l x 3 1/2” w x 1 3/4” d and is in very good condition. Made in Russia signed on bottom.

FYI: The art of lacquered miniatures is several millennia old, arriving in Russia during the 18 Century. Since then Russian lacquered articles have won a place for themselves in world culture. The miniature works of Fedoskino artists are in private collections and Museums around the World.

Category: People, Realism

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