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A Must-Have Piece for Any Serious Collection!
The lacquer art of Palekh has been called "a small miracle", a label particularly fitting since this style of box originates in the same village that specialized in religious icon-painting for centuries, (until 1917 - the year of the Russian Revolution). Many of the skills and techniques that were used in painting famous hand-painted Russian religious icons have been adopted and applied in making these Palekh boxes. When you hold one of these lacquer boxes in your hand, you will realize that this is something truly special. These boxes have extraordinary detail, with fine lines painted in gold and contrasting colors. This style of box also has a simple one-color background (usually red inside and black outside) which provides the most contrast with gold leaf accents. In addition to the extraordinary painting, the boxes have several layers of high gloss clear lacquer coating. The workmanship and attention to detail are what makes the Palekh lacquer boxes famous worldwide. A box like this one that is displayed can take between 5 to 8 months to finish! The artist, Krasnov, signed this Palekh lacquer box. This box is truly an exclusive work of museum quality. The beautiful extra-fine details, golden accents and the professional skill of the artist Krasnov are extraordinary.
Materials: hand-made lacquer box, tempera paint, gold leaf, high gloss clear lacquer.
This box is 7"W x 6.25"D x 1.5"H. Signed.