Amazing Lacquer Miniature Painting
The picture of Russian jewelry boxes with lacquer miniature painting taken in Izmailovo craft market (Vernisazh or Art City). The sizes, shapes and quality of these lacquer boxes can be different. These masterpieces were hand made by professional artists which trained in miniature painting. These boxes, of course, are more expensive, then the simple works by students, and the average price (depends on details, size and level of the master) could be about $50-$150 per each.
The tradition of miniature painting was brought to Russia from the West back in the 17th century. From the dawn of the 19th century Russians started producing lacquered boxes painted in their own styles. The box before you is not only a jewelry box. It is also a unique work of art.
Photo #034 taken on May 28, 2005 during shopping in Iznailovo Vernisazh (Craft Market) with my Dear clients from Ireland, John & Anna Keely.
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