Century Russian Costume
Competitor's price: $69.95Sale
Our reg. price: $48
papier-maché lacquer miniatures are known since 1796,
first as snuffboxes, later as jewelry boxes and brooches. Most
frequently the elegant, subtle oil paintings depict important
historic events, portraits, landscapes.
brooches are painted in oils on papier mache, because papier-maché does
not absorb paint in centuries and, under several layers of
clear lacquer, the colors will remain bright and vivid for
years and years to come.
was extremely difficult to make a decent photograph of this
lacquered masterpiece. We did the best we could. What you DON'T
see in this flat image is the three dimensional effect which
is achieved through the usage of special paints on the costume
and a real gold paint. This brooch is much more beautiful in
reality than it appears on this picture.
are glad and proud to present you with these unique masterpieces.
Each one of them is handmade and painted exclusively by hand.
About the Artist: Dina Merkulova is a Professor at one
of the most prestigious Moscow Art Schools. She is a well-recognised
artist in Russia, and also a master of a lacquer miniaure. She
wonderfully acheives a 3-dimentional effect on her painting due
to special gold paints and also by the deep lustre of the thick
by the artist.
Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.