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Russian Lacquer Box "Seascape"

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Price: $1,100.00

Sale Price: $550.00

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Item Number: lb1200

Miniature Russian lacquered box showing the seascape was painted by the talented and very famous artist Alexander Fedorov from the village of Fedoskino. It demonstrates the artist's impeccable painting technique as everything here is painted  in diminutive brushstrokes that are absolutely invisible. The huge waves strike desperately against the the sand. One  lonely tiny figure is admiring the beauty of raging sea. The sky's depth is amazing, it is covered with dark grey clouds.
The composition is complex and consists of different elements, including the combination of waves, mountains, the ships located in the background, the figure of a person, the small town near the mountains. Refined oil-painting techniques give this artwork depth and life. The palette used is full of blue paints to convey the marine and aquatic environment within the composition. Great movement in the water is painted very naturally showing the seemingly random wave directions and the whitewater being blown off the crests of the waves. The detail in the crashing waves is incredible--the color is excellent.The composition is painted in the correct proportions that exist in real life.Looking at it, the viewer seems to hear the sound of the waves breaking on the coast.
The decoration of the box consists of gold dots ant tiny triangles that were punched out of a sheet of gold foil and silver and placed in sequence while on of the final coats of lacquer was still wet. The difficulty of applying gold punch-outs to a box is immense, but Fedorov makes it look easy here. The punch-outs can be found framing the scene and beautiful golden ornaments are wrapping sides of the box.
The box is made out of paper-mache that is solid and of a high quality. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The box has a hinge from the top of the lidand rests on a flat bottom. The Fedoskino trademark can be found on the interior of the lid. The box is signed with the artist's name, village and year (1999)The size of the box is 3.25" x 1.5" x 1.25"