Russian Lacquer Box and Books Set
The tale of "The Little Humped-Back Horse" (Konek-Gorbunok) by Pyotr Yershov, hand painted on the box.
Russian Fairy Tales and Legends, Volume I and Volume II: The first work published in the United States on Russian Lacquer Miniature Painting. Written by Lucy Maxym, these volumes contain a comprehensive discussion of the techniques of the art as well as a history of the four villages where the artists lived and worked. Nineteen Russian legends and fairy tales, which are the inspiration for a majority of the paintings on the lacquer boxes and panels are illustrated with over one hundred exquisite full-color plates.
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