The ornamental decoration on this box is unique in design and superb in execution.
On the lid, an intricate gold pattern that is interwoven with multi-hued egg-tempera frames the scene in a rich golden circle. This complex and luxurious ornament is repeated between the scenes on the sides. In addition, the artist paints a fringe of icicles to look like they are hanging down from the bottom of the lid. Several extra bands of gold filigree and borders are found on the box as well. (Unfortunately the shiny warm glow of gold cannot be adequately pictured in digital images.)
The abundant application of leaf-gold trim gives the box exceptional luster and a jewel-like quality.
Highly recommended to the Collector of the Kholui School of Russian Lacquer Art.
Medium: paper-mache, black lacquer, egg-tempera, lacquer and polished leaf-gold
GALLERY List Price: $850 ---
- Our SALE Price: $650 (plus Shipping)
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