Large hinged and footed box. This beautiful young maiden is wearing a wonderful dress of metallic blue.
Original certificate of authenticity states the artist is. Antonov and is # 906-303. This is the real deal.
Beware of cheap boxes that use decoupage and are not fully hand painted. I got these from the estate of a world Traveler. He was a diplomat and spent a lot of time in Russia.
Russian lacquer art developed from the art of icon painting which came to an end with the collapse of Imperial Russia. The icon painters, who previously had been employed by supplying not only churches but people's homes, needed a way to make a living. Thus, the craft of making Papier-mâché decorative boxes and panels developed, the items were lacquered and then hand painted by the artists, often with scenes from folk tales.
Size: approximately 6 by 7.5 and 2 inches deep. If you need specific measurements just let me know. Condition: Nice vintage condition as pictured.Please see all the pictures as they are part of the description. I use a Nikon 1 J3 14.2 megapixel camera shot with macro lens (extreme close up) this draws out many flaws that are not noticeable in hand. Check my feedback; in most cases items will look better in hand than the pictures show. The item "Large Russian Lacquer Box Fedoskino Spinner YOung LAdy with Cat Hand Painted" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".
The seller is "marblemaniac" and is located in Boring, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.