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This is a private Liquidation of a Collection of Fine Russian Lacquer Art boxes and plaques

by important Russian Master Artists of all four Russian Lacquer Miniature Art Centers :

--- FEDOSKINO : Федоскино --- PALEKH : Палех --- KHOLUI : Холуй --- and --- MSTERA : Мстера ---


FESTIVE Fedoskino Plaque - 'Troika Race' - 1992

What is more ' Russian' than VODKA? : A TROIKA Ride!
as illustrated here by Tipyakova

15.00 x 10.74 x 0.48 inches

(38.00 x 27.00 x 1.20 cm)

Gallery List Price: $600 ..... Our Price: $450



:: Feinste russische Lack Miniatur Malerei von höchstem Sammlerwert : Signierte Lack KUNST aus Fedoskino - Palech - Choluj und Mstjora : Jetzt hier im Angebot ::
..... Lak miniature kunsten i Rusland : Anerkendte russiske kunstner og maler .....

:: Voici une sélection d'œuvres d'art romantique : La minature sur laque russe en papier mâché, née de la seule inspiration et du talent exceptionel des peintres : Contactez nous ::


Superb PALEKH Lacquer Art Box - Lukomorye - 2002

The famous Russian author is portrayed sitting under a tree surrounded by vignettes from his poems - A brilliant illumination by Palekh Miniaturist

- Feodor Stepanovich Kritov -

Immerse yourself in the lyrical fantasy world of the great Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin and dream of mermaids, magic spells and knights in shining armor

9.50 x 5.71 x 1.65 inches

(24 x 14.50 x 4.20 cm)

Gallery List Price: $1200 ..... Our Price: $1000


  The art of Russian lacquer miniature is a unique aspect of decorative and applied art and one that is closely linked with national history and tradition. In Russia the first lacquer work dates to the early 18th century when (in 1716) a chamber in Montplaisir Palace at Peterhof was richly decorated with lacquered panels, the work of early Russian masters. The practice of applying detailed painting skills to objects made from papier-mache started in the late 18th century in the village of Danilkovo, which later became Fedoskino. After the Revolution the three former icon-painting villages of Palekh, Kholui and Mstera also adopted this practice as a means of survival for their resident artists. All four villages, while easily distinguished in style, soon excelled in miniature painting technique and creative execution and achieved world-wide recognition. Formal art schools were established in each village to give bright young talent the proper training, tools and discipline. Throughout the political and social turbulence in 20th century Russia (from monarchy, to socialism, to capitalism) the art of miniature painting has not only survived but has flourished. Fine Art enthusiasts are taking notice and have begun to assemble important Russian Lacquer Art Collections of their own. As the demand for exquisite Russian Miniatures increases, the artists are continually encouraged in the inspired process of free and individual creation, which lends each finished work its unique quality.

We invite you to experience for yourself the magic that flows from the Russian Miniaturist's brush.


A masterful FEDOSKINO Portrait Box - The Young MONA LISA - 2000

Her enigmatic expression, both seductive and aloof, is beautifully captured by Fedoskino Portraitist

- Irina Butsinskaya -


Classic Russian Lacquer Portraiture at its very finest

4.33 x 6.00 x 1.89 inches

(11.00 x 15.30 x 5.00 cm)

Gallery List Price: $980 ..... Our Price: $850


:: These meticulously painted and lacquered boxes feature each artist's personal rendition of diverse themes, such as:

Popular Russian and international Fairy Tales by Grimms Brothers or Hans Christian Andersen; Heroic folk legends; Songs, Music and Dance; Landscapes and scenes from Nature; Animals and fantasy creatures; Russian provincial life and seasonal festivities; Troikas; Historical figures and events; Portraits, both classical and contemporary; Architectural views; and Interpretations from Pushkin's writings and from other literary and poetic works.


:: The Russian Artist's imagination and creativity in lacquer miniature painting is absolutely unlimited. ::

:: A Russian lacquered box, like any canvas painting or fine art object, is purchased by the sophisticated Art Collector to enjoy its uniqueness, history and beauty for years to come. ::

Only the highest 'Collector's-quality' Original Art is presented here, created by the most talented, award-winning Russian miniaturists. Most of the items below can easily be classified as 'Museum-Quality'. They are in a class far above the usual fare of boxes which abound on the Internet.


**************** Welcome to our 'Katalog' of FINE ART IN MINIATURE made in RUSSIA ! ****************



FEDOSKINO - Masterpiece by Dubovikov - 'Kizhi - Cathedral of the Transfiguration' - 2001

Large scalloped box with spectacular translucent oil painting over multiple mother-of-pearl inlays


A Grand Tableau -:- Highlight of any Russian Lacquer Art Collection


9.25 x 6.34 x 2.48 inches

(23.50 x 16.10 x 6.30 cm)


Gallery List: ..... SOLD

:: We proudly present two Famous Fedoskino Masters :: Yuri Leonidovich Dubovikov - Дубовиков, Юрий Леонидович (-see item above-), born 1938, has refined his skill of painting vivid Landscapes to perfection. His works are displayed in collections throughout the world.
:: Gennady Benediktovich Skripunov - Скрипунов, Геннадий Венедиктович (-see item below-), born 1923, has dedicated his long, distinguished career to interpreting the Moods of Nature with his brush. His works have been exhibited and collected internationally since the 1950s.

FEDOSKINO Idyllic Landscape Box - Drawing Breath from Nature - 2001

This plein air painting on black lacquer by Senior Master Gennady Skripunov is as good as any we have seen on canvas, it is perhaps even stronger and more deeply felt

4.53 x 4.53 x 2.17 inches

(11.50 x 11.50 x 5.50 cm)

Gallery List Price: $750 ..... Our Price: $550


  All of the items in this Liquidation Inventory were formerly held in a Private Collection and are 'vetted' by an Expert on Russian Lacquer Art. This means that :

***Each lacquerbox offered here was pre-selected according to its Artistic Merit, Quality of Execution, Ranking of the Artist and Appreciation Potential, i.e. its projected increase in value over time.***

The works were displayed in a climate-controlled environment away from direct sun light. The condition of each item is excellent and is commensurate with its age.
The former Owner of this magnificent Collection of Russian Lacquer believed strongly in dignifying the importance of the artwork by leaving it untouched, save for periodic gentle dusting.


:: Our OFFERING Of Russian Lacquer Art (continued) ::
  Please click on the embedded hyperlinks adjacent to each image to be taken to a more detailed View and Description of each individual Russian Lacquer Box presented here for your consideration. --- Enjoy!


MSTERA KINGDOM Box - "Le Roi s'amuse" - 2001

Yuri Ikonnikov dreams up a Dancing King in a blissful country setting, and calls his creation 'In an Unknown Kingdom' (- signed and titled -)

A brilliant Mstera (Mstiora) Fantasy

8.35 x 6.22 x 1.30 inches

(21.20 x 15.80 x 3.30 cm)

Gallery List Price: $850 ..... Our Price: $700


:: ATTENTION Lovers of RUSSIAN ART :: --- Please visit this online Catalog of authentic and unique Russian Lacquer Boxes frequently, and discover *NEW Uploads* to our Inventory of Fine Art in Miniature. We invite you to collect these excellent paintings by important Fedoskino, Palekh, Kholui and Mstera artists, and to add them to your cherished Heirlooms. Take time to browse our pages with additional photos, detailed descriptions and below-market 'Internet-direct' prices. Find superb collectible lacquer boxes from Russia right here at the site.
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FEDOSKINO Treasure Box - 'True Friendship' by Sviridova - 1999

Fancy shape, elaborate ornamentation and soulful rendering of this tender scene

3.62 x 4.72 x 1.38 inches

(9.20 x 12.00 x 3.50 cm)

Gallery List: ..... SOLD

:: The Background Color on the Web pages represents the deep Red Lacquer which is found on the inside of most paper-mache Russian Lacquer Boxes ::


KHOLUI Barrel Box - "The Snow Queen" - 2001

Five detailed scenes decorated with exquisite rich gold ornament,

created by

- Master Miniaturist Malov -

(Digital photography can not adequately capture the elegant golden glow of this box)

4.53 x 4.53 x 3.74 inches

(11.50 x 11.50 x 9.50 cm)

Gallery List Price: $850 ..... Our Price: $650

Please note : We have just begun to inventory this Offering of Russian Lacquer from a former Private Collection. This Collection comprises some 30 spectacular Russian Lacquer Art items which will be published on this site over the next few months. In the meantime, we encourage you to inquire by email about the other fine Fedoskino, PALEKH, Kholui and Mstera lacquered boxes that have not as yet been inventoried here, but are available for purchase.

Please bookmark this page and check back for Updates. *** THANK YOU for your interest in the visual Poetry of Russian Lacquer Art.***

:: PRICING Of Our Inventory ::

In general, the cost of a Russian lacquer item is determined by the experience and skill level of its creator. The works presented here were painted by highly accomplished artists, many of them award-winning and internationally recognized.

Because this Liquidation is handled privately and 'Internet-Direct', there is absolutely *no mark-up* and *no added-on commission* : The prices listed here are well below retail : To verify this fact, please check prices at the strictly commercial sites. By contrast, this website is motivated by a genuine dedication to this, as yet little-known, art form of Russian Lacquer Painting, and seeks to find placement for this special art in appreciative new homes.

:: We are standing by to answer any questions you might have about our website, about the artworks offered here, or about Russian Lacquer Miniature in general : Please send us an email anytime. ::

- Our site offers an excellent opportunity for the serious Collector of Russian Lacquer Art to acquire highly desirable pieces at below-market cost. -

Therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique chance to start, or add to, your own collection of Russian Lacquer boxes.

***************** Our ARCHIVE of RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES ******************
FEDOSKINO CLASSIC Lacquer Box - "Tranquil Evening" - 1970s

Lyrical composition inspired by Senior Master Sergei Petrovich Rogatov

Gallery List : ..... SOLD

As our Russian lacquer boxes get sold into different private collections, we debated whether or not to delete the sold miniatures from our catalogue. But our Collector friends tell us that they enjoy re-visiting the art image links online, so we decided to keep all of our unique Russian lacquer box pages on this website as long as possible. - Happy Viewing ! -

Fedoskino MINIATURE Lacquer Box - 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' - 2002

Miroshnichenko paints this gentle encounter onto a three dimensional tree stump sculpted from paper-mache

Gallery List: ..... SOLD


KHOLUI - Footed Globe Box - Signed in Russian: "Original Artwork 'Wild Swans' by Artist Kurnikova T. - Kholui " - 2003

Complex details and rich goldwork all around

3.54 x 3.54 x 3.39 inches

(9.00 x 9.00 x 8.60 cm)

Gallery List: ..... SOLD

++++++++++++++++++++ On a Personal Note ++++++++++++++++++++
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Are you devoted to this art form, yet have no fellow collector to converse with ?
Are you proud of your Russian lacquer box collection, but friends and family do not understand your passion ?

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