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"St. Isaac Cathedral" Lacquer Box

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St Isaac's Cathedral, painted on this Russian decorative lacquer box is one of the symbols of St.Petersburg architecture.

Width 70 mm (3 in)
Length 70 mm (3 in)

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted

Weight: 100 grams

Product Description

St Isaac's Cathedral is one of the symbols of St.Petersburg architecture. It combines elements of Art Nouveau with classical details. It was given the status of the principal city cathedral. The festive ceremonies were regularly held in it to mark Church Feasts and the Tsar’s name-days. On the lacquer miniature also you can see famous all over the world white nights - one of the astonishing northen natural phenomenon. It lasts in Saint Petersburg from the end of May till the end of June. It is the time, when even in the night time there is natural light outside. Walk-lovers and tourists adore this time.
This Russian lacquer box is handmade by the Kholui Association that specializes in producing painted boxes of papier-mache. This material is more lasting than the wood, which can crack because of time or moisture. Papier-mache is an art which has deep roots in the Russian history. Producing of every item is a very long and labour-consuming process. The beautiful painting which covers this Russian laquer boxes is very detailed and originates from the Russian icon painting. The main aspects in producing of miniatures are right preparation and blending of paints (all paints are handmade), several stages of lacquering and polishing, and of course the mastery of the Kholui artists. The principal topics of miniatures are the landscapes and architectual monuments of Russia, the plots and protagonists of Russian fairy tales, fables and legends.


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