"Portrait in 18th Century Costume"
|Size: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3/4"
|| Reg.$ 290
Your price: $120
The box is signed by the artist
and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.
Artists from Fedoskino, the birthplace of Russian lacquer miniatures, use
a more realistic style of painting than the other villages. They also use oil
paints for their drawings instead of the egg-based temperas. Three to four
layers of the oil paints, along with seven coats of lacquer, are applied to
each box before it is completed. This layering brings out a radiant quality
in the drawings and the colors seem to emanate from within. Sometimes, an underlay
of gold leaf or mother of pearl enhances this radiance and adds a lovely iridescence
of its own.