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Title: Tea Drinking
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 19.5x15.5x4
Size (inches): 7.75x6x1.5
Price : $2650 SOLD!


This charming box has been painted by a talented Fedoskino artist, Boris Shavirin. The miniature is neatly done and follows the traditions of Fedoskino Master Oleg Shapkin.
In the composition the artist depicts the theme of tea drinking which is traditional for Fedoskino lacquer miniature painting. This kind of scene was very popular during the Vishnyakov and Lukutin era. The depiction of peasants, their daily life, feasts, and traditions excellently show us the soul of Russian people. The characters of such scenes sit still as if they pose to a photographer or perform a play for the public.
The scene shows three young beautiful woman, serving up a plateful of appetizing baranki. Girls sit outside and one of them is feeding a dog, cockerel with two hens are near the foot of another girl.
The characters have their own personalities and facial expressions, showing various levels of emotion. The artist uses a palette with realistic brown and green tones, and infusions of bright paints for emphasis. A beautiful inlay of gold lights up almost all elements of the composition and provides a nice enhancement to the work without overpowering the painting. The dresses of the ladies, skies and a cloth on a table are painted over the large pieces of mother-of-pearl!
The composition is framed with a thick gold line.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The sides of the box are imitates the color of brown marble.
The lid is hinged from the top of the composition and the box sits flat. Signed with the name of the artist, village of Fedoskino, and the year of 2017.

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