Is in essentially perfect, condition, like a NEW. It was made many years ago, but anyway this box still in a mint condition. A great exemplar to add to your collection! The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully. The details of the Bas - relief are perfect and extremely crisp.
A superb example all through. There are a no bumps or scratches, glare from the flash and pieces of cotton wool may be visible, NO DAMAGES.
The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully, the pictures that are taken are also to be considered a part of the description of the item. Artist is famous Master Kurashov. Mstera Lacquer Box has painted this fairytale scene showing Princess with the King and the Prince to treat the dishes of the royal feast. In the background the Royal chambers. Red and greenish with sunny tones prevail.
Gold contouring adds a fairy-tale luster and some other elements of the composition. The atmosphere of joy is matched by the wonderful line movement coursing through the action. The artist does not stop her painting on the lid, and continues her rendering of fairytale scene theme around the sides of the box. Using a very similar palette as on the lid, she depicts homes surrounded with the forest on all four sides of the box.
They are painted to look very cozy and warm under the solar filled sky. The scene is framed with a gold line. The edges of the lid are decorated with floral designs drawn in gold metallic paint and blue and green oils.
The same floral designs wrap around the sides of the box. The box is constructed from quality papier - mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the top and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, village, and title («Churilla Plenkovich») «???????
There are four traditional centers of Miniature Lacquered Box Painting in Russia, which today have become the most famous. They are Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera and Kholui.
They make up a tightly knit family, influencing each other and enriching each other, with each one having its own individual character. Mstera holds a special place in this group, due to its more ancient and maybe more colorful traditions. A special place in the Mstera icon painting tradition was held by Byzantine art, the successors of which were first and foremost the Vladimir and Suzdal icon painters.
The Byzantine technique of painting with flux and Byzantine icon painting was preserved in Mstera for many centuries, right up until the start of the 20th century. Pictures are part of Description.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "rima83" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.