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"Young Prince and Enchantress" Lacquer Box. Artist  Baburin N.I.

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"Young Prince and Enchantress" Lacquer Box. Artist Baburin N.I.

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The episode depicted on this Russian Kholui lacquer handpainted decorative box is taken from the popular Russian folk fairy-tale.

Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted
Diameter: 60 mm (2 in)
Weight: 100 grams

Product Description

The episode depicted on this Russian lacquer decorative box is taken from the Russian folk fairy-tale.
The old enchantress gives the Prince a piece of advice and a magic frog which will help him to find the right decision on the way to his beloved girl. The surprised girls at the background are the envious sisters of this girl. The dark background, which surrounds the protagonist means thorny way of search in his life. The Prince is accompanied by his faithful horse, his devoted friend and helpmate.

This lovely Russian decorative 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 miniature item is a very long and labour-consuming process.
The beautiful painting which covers the boxes is very detailed and originates from the Russian icon painting. The main aspects in producing of Russian lacquer miniatures are right preparation and blending of paints (all paints are handmade), several stages of laquering and polishing, and of course the mastery of the Kholui artists. The principal topics of the Russian miniatures are the landscapes and architectual monuments of Russia, the plots and protagonists of Russian fairy tales, fables and legends.