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RUSSIAN BRONZE
#410298 Antique Russian 19th century gild bronze statue of a bear resting on his back on malachite base, 180 mm x 102 mm x 89 mm
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$500.00

RUSSIAN MINIATURE PAINTINGS
#540149 ND, end of 19th century wooden wall plaque with very dramatic oil painting of galloping troika in the winter, few minor chips along the edge, but a very impressive skilled painting, ∅ 155mm
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$250.00

RUSSIAN ICONS AND CROSSES
#290569 Russian high quality XIX century Icon of Christ Pantocrator with silver riza properly hallmarked AE and 84, in very elaborate baroque style gilded oklad in protective box, 21 mm x 17 mm icon in 39 mm x 35 mm box. All in excellent condition.
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$3,500.00
#400264 St. Basil the Great, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and St. Hieromartyr Blasius, 19 th century egg tempera on wood painted icon, provincial style. Unusual combination of those three saints, framed in glazed wall hanging box. Icons proper is 350 x 310 mm, the box is 523 x 480 mm, few spots of wear and repair, but otherwise in very good condition.
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$750.00
#540147 ND, brass Old Believer's very unusual icon, depicting Mother of God on the right and St. Maria Magdalena on the left. Both figures full height with CTAЯ MAPIA MГДAЛE on the numb of St. Maria Magdalena and MP ΘY on Mother Mary numb, 190mm x 110mm, almost as new. Heavy and weighs 504 grams or 1.11 lb
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$1,000.00
#530107 2nd half of 19th century Icon of OБPAЗ ПPECBЯTЫЯ БOГOPOДИЦЫ BЗЫCKAHИE ПOГИБШИXЪ (Blessed Virgin Mary Recovery of the Dead) in Academic Style hand painted with Egg tempera and possibly oil on board, 320 mm x 270 mm, Very likely painted by traditionally trained painter using his client's wife and child as models, very good condition
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$750

RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES

THE STORY OF RUSSIAN LACQUER MINIATURE PAINTING


There are few art lovers who have not heard of Palekh. Its art has been called "a
small miracle." Lacquered miniatures, as bright as the feathers of the legendary
Firebird, originate here, taking the inspired poetic art of the wondrous village and
its magnificent artists and craftsmen to the far corners of the world.

Palekh is an unusual village, a bit of ancient Russia, in which the past and the
present coexist. Log houses with intricately carved lattices stand opposite modern
brick buildings. There are street pumps, and the crowing of roosters can be heard
above whatever traffic there is. Each house stands among poplars, acacias, and
rowan trees. Here the soft hues of the Russian countryside are both a part of every-
day village life and an endless source of inspiration for the artists.

Icons found in old Russian churches attest to the glory of the painters of Palekh, who
were famed for their Icon painting in ancient times. The secrets of the craft were
handed down from father to son.

After 1918, the demand for Icons stopped and the artists turned their efforts towards
the making of miniature boxes, jewelry, panels, etc. based on the rich Russian folk -
lore, fairy-tales, folksongs and dances, legends and chronicles from ancient times,
and stories from the imaginative giants of Russian literature such as Alexander
Pushkin, the latter to be also the basis for many of the Operas and Ballets which we
enjoy today.

The boxes come not only from Palekh, but also from three other villages-Mstera,
Fedoskino and Kholui - each with its own unique and individual style and interpretation
of the various subjects. Fedoskino is noted for the way its artists achieve a
wondrously luminous quality on snow, dancers' costumes and flowers by the use
of overlays of transparent colors.

The designs are handpainted on a specially treated papier mache. The basic boxes
themselves are a feat of technical skill and are beautiful before a single stroke of
design is applied. The colors are oriental in inspiration - rich oranges, reds and
yellows, brilliant blues and opulent golds-on backgrounds of jet black or red.

The production is necessarily limited, but each box is surely worth waiting for. No
two, even if on the same subject, are ever exactly alike. For example, in the "Coq
D'Or" series, one box will show the presentation of the Golden Cockerel to King
Dodon by the Sorcerer, another may show Dodon and his courtiers, still another will
show King Dodon in his sumptuous bedroom with oriental rugs and draperies painted
in beautiful detail, while a fourth depicts the appearance of Queen Shemakha outside
her tent.

Whether a box shows a lovely Victorian bouquet of flowers or deals with ordinary
peasant life, a fairy tale, or an ancient legend, each one is a signed original and a
collector's item of heirloom quality.
#380299 Book "FEDOSKINO" - Moscow, Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo Publishers, 1984, This beautiful album focuses on highly original art in Russia an Fedoskino school in particular of miniature painting on lacquered papier-mache boxes with 176 exquisite full-color plates in Russian and English translation in back. The book is in mint condition, but the outside jacket is riped.
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$40.00

PALEKH

DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE LEGENDS AND STORIES PAINTED
ON RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES


COQlD'OR (THE GOLDEN COCKEREL): An opera by Rimsky-Korsakov was based
on this story by Alexander Pushkin. The Golden Cockerel is given to King Dodon by
his Astrologer when the King is beset by troubles surrounding his Kingdom. The
Cockerel has a gift of prophecy and is thus able to warn the King whenever his
enemies approach. The Cockerel saves the King from disaster many times by his
warning crows and the Kingdom prospers as a result. The King meets the beautiful
Queen Shemakha and his happiness is complete. However, when the Astrologer demands
payment for the Cockerel, King Dodon kills him. The King is then killed by the avenging
Golden Cockerel.

THE FIREBIRD: An ancient fairy tale, upon which is based the magnificent ballet
by Igor Stravinsky. The young hero, Prince Ivan, crosses mountains and fields to find the
magic forest in which the legendary Firebird lives. His aim is to obtain a feather from
the Firebird, by means of which he can lift the spell which has been placed on his Beloved.
The boxes show the weaving exotic ferns and brightly colored shrubs and bushes in the
magic forest, as well as the exquisitely delineated folds of the hero's clothes. The fabulous
Firebird symbolizes freedom and joy.

THE SNOWMAIDEN: An old folk tale. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote an opera based on
this "Legend of Springtime." The setting is the land of Berendeys in prehistoric times. The
Snowmaiden, daughter of Spring and Frost, wants to live the life of a mortal and is placed in
the care of two childless villagers. She is safe from death by the sun's rays only so long as
she is innocent of love. She is happy as a mortal and very soon the handsome Mizguir falls
in love with her, wooing her with his wondrous flute playing. The Snowmaiden falls in love
with him and while she is with Mizguir, the sun touches her and she disappears.

RUSLAN AND LUDMILLA: A poem by Pushkin, upon which an opera by Glinka
is based. The story starts at the court of Svietosar, where the Grand Duke is entertaining his
daughter Ludmilla's three suitors-Ruslan, Ratmir and FarIaf. When the festivities are at their
height, Ludmilla mysteriously disappears. Svietosar promises his daughter to the suitor who
finds her. Ruslan learns from a Sorcerer that Ludmilla has been abducted by a dwarf,
Chernomor. He is also warned about the witch Naina, who is Farlaf's ally. FarIaf, meanwhile,
visits the witch for help. Her advice is to allow Ruslan to find Ludmilla and then to kidnap
her from Ruslan. The scene changes to a battlefield, where Ruslan kills a breathing Head,
under which lies a magic sword. By means of this magic sword, Ruslan is able to overcome
all obstacles and win Ludmilla as his bride.

PRINCE IGOR: An old Russian chronicle. An opera was written by Borodin based on this legend. In the twelfth century, the Polovitzi a Tartar race of Central Asia capture
Prince Igor and his son Vladimir. Khan Kontchak, the Polovetzian leader, assures Prince Igor that he is a guest and not a captive and entertains him with a lavish feast and oriental
dances. He offers him his freedom if he is ready to promise not to fight the Polovitzi. Igor cannot do this. He effects his escape and returns to his own people and to his wife
Yaroslavna. His son, in love with the Khan's daughter, refuses to flee and is accepted by the Khan as a son-in-law.

Other subjects shown on the boxes include well known fairy tales such as "Sleeping Beauty", "The Enchanted Frog-Princess", "The Magic Carpet" and "Vasilisa the Beautiful", also scenes
from legends such as "Don Quixote", "Sadko" and "The Prophet Oleg.". The wonders of
ancient Byzantine architecture are depicted in all their detailed splendor. The ancient cities and monasteries of Suzdal, Uglich, Rostov and Pokrov make wonderful subjects.

In addition, the artists paint scenes from peasant life or landscapes. Many boxes simply show lovely bouquets of spring or summer flowers or various birds or animals. Legendary
Russian Troykas are pictured in different ways-on some boxes the horses are shown jogging along the luminescent snow and on others they rear up in a frenzy of mythological splendor.

#48h2019 ND, Palekh. Papier-mache octagonal shaped lacquer box titled "Troika" and signed Busov lower right, 198 mm x 110 mm x 40 mm tall
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#280110 Small Palekh, round, black lacquer box, depicting Sadko playing gusli for a young Sea Maiden coming out of the water, signed "#15138, Palekh, 1970, Kosarev.", with elaborately decorated bottom border. Size: 2.375" in diameter x 0.875" high or 59mm in diameter and 22mm high. Mint condition.
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#380301 Small Palekh rectangular black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides on small legs, depicting winter ride on Troyka. Signed: "Palekh, "Troyka", Serov", with elaborately decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 2" x 4.25" x 1.375" high or 105mm x 52mm x 35mm high. Excellent condition, but with very light lacquer cracking on top.
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#380302 Small Palekh hexagonal black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting a young man catching a firebird, signed: "Palekh, Firebird, P.O.M" with decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 3.25" x 4" x 1.5" high or 95mm x 80mm x 35mm high. Lightly crackled lacquer on top, otherwise excellent condition.
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#280111 Medium Palekh black lacquer box with elaborately decorated bottom border, depicting a horseman with a spear at a crossroad by the tree. Signed: "#13033, Palekh, Lapina F. 1974" . Size: 5" x 5" x 2" high or 125mm x 125mm x 43mm high, near mint condition.
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#340423 Small Palekh "Persian Casket" style black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, and elaborately decorated borders and details, depicting 5 scenes of Pushkin's Fairy Tales. Signed: "Palekh, "Pushkin's Fairy Tales", Zheglev" Size: 2.5" x 1.5" x 3" high or 60 mm x 40 mm and 75 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Mint condition.
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$1,000.00
#340424 Small Palekh "Persian Casket" style black lacquer box with elaborately decorated borders and details on 4 small legs, depicting 5 scenes of various Russian Fairy Tales, signed "Palekh, art(ist) Zuov". Size: 1.75" x 1.75" 2.25" high, or 47 mm x 47 mm and 65 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Light crackling of the glaze.
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$500.00
#340425 Small Palekh red lacquer box with bowed top and elaborately decorated sides, depicting a scene from the "The Stone Flower" fairy tale, signed "Palekh, Borisova". Size: 2" x 1.625" x 1.375" high or 50 mm x 40 mm and 35 mm high. Mint condition.
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$350.00
#430178 PALEKH papier-mache hinged double lacquer jewelry box, hand painted by A.B. titled and depicting a scene from Russian folk tale "The Little Humpbacked Foal". Elaborately pained with gold decoration on all sides of both boxes, on 4 short legs, 70 mm x 70 mm, 60 mm tall, excellent condition
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$195.00
#36h Russian Palekh oval lacquer jewelry box "Tsar's Feast" signed A. Sokolov, dated 94, very elaborately decorated sides, 67 mm x 36 mm x 40 mm
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$125.00
#530111 1997, Palekh hand painted oval black lacquer box by Nina Bogacheva, Honored Artist of Russian Federation titled "Eщe нe вcя чepemуxa тeбe в oкoшкo бpoшeнa" (not all bird cherry tree blossoms have been thrown in your window yet) after Palekh 1997 and before бoгaтчeвa (Bogacheva) on the bottom floral design in gold around bottom of the box. 80 mm x 62 mm x 26 mm
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$350.00
#530112 2002, Palekh hand painted rectangular black lacquer box by Victor Yuskov depicting scene from Snow White Fairy tale, inscribed Palekh, Victor Yuskov, 2002 on the bottom of the box, floral design in gold around bottom of the box.. 63 mm x 82 mm x 32 mm
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$350.00

LIPETSK
#280113 Small black lacquer box with elaborately decorated sides, depicting a young man on a jumping horse trying to reach the Princess, Signed: "Sivka-Burka" Lipetsk, Klokov V. Size: 3.75" x 3" x 1.5" high or 95mm x 78mm x 37mm high. Few very small chips on the bottom and under the cover, otherwise very good condition. Beautiful box from a scarce manufacturer.
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$250.00

MSTERA
#250361 Large Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a very elaborate and detailed scene from a fairytale titled "Mermaid". Signed: "Mstera, "Mermaid", N.P." Size: 5.625" x 6.875" x 1.5" high or 175mm x 145mm x 40mm high, very minor wear and small chips, but not on the painting.
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$295.00
#290570 Medium Mstera black lacquer box depicting hunter saving a swan from a hawk. Signed: "Mstera, "Czar Sultan's Fable" K. A." with original 1980 sale tag from the manufacturer. Size: 4" x 4.875" x 1.625" high or 125 mm x 105 mm x 43mm high. Excellent condition.
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$195.00
#49h2019 ND, Mstera. Papier-mache lacquer box titled "Troika" and signed lower right with initials, decorated sides, 175 mm x 60 mm x 35 mm
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$150.00
#50h2019 ND, Mstera. Two-tier "Persian Casket" type papier-mache lacquer box titled "Troika" and signed lower right with initials EB, decorated sides, 77 mm x 58 mm x 63 mm
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$150.00
#290571 Small round Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a couple enjoying winter Troyka ride. Signed: "Mstera, "Troyka", M. T." Size: 3.5" in diameter x 1.25" high or 88mm in diameter x 34mm high, few minor chips on the bottom part, otherwise very good condition.
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$150.00
#380303 Small Mstera round black lacquer box, depicting young man approaching maiden carrying buckets with water, signed "Mstera, "Down the paved road", Yu. C., with elaborately decorated border on top. Size: 3.375" diameter x 1" high or 88mm diameter x 25mm high. Excellent condition with one tiny scrape on the bottom of the cover.
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$150.00
#250362 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, elaborately painted, titled "Combat" signed I SP Malysheva, "Mstera", with 1987, 88 and 1989 calendars and views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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$100.00
#250363 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a young man catching fish, with 1989, 90 and 1991 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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#250364 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a scene from "Golden Cock" tale, with 1991, 92 and 1993 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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#35h Russian Mstera "Persian Casket" style lacquer jewelry box "Shyrvanskaya Tsaritsa", character from poetic fairy tale "Golden Rooster" by A.S. Pushkin, signed Tyshlya K. with very elaborately decorated sides, 90 mm x 70 mm x 55 mm
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$125.00
#530113 ND, Mstera hand painted multicolor lacquer box in shape of traditional Russian country stove by A. Moshkovich, depicting scenes from "At the Pike's Behest" Fairy tale, inscribed Mstera, At the Pike's Behest, Moshkovich A. on the front bottom of the box. I had never seen Russian lacquer boxes of that shape 105 mm x 118 mm x 59 mm
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$350.00
#530114 1992, Mstera hand painted pocket address and note book with black lacquer cover with scene from "Firebird" Fairy tale. Unsigned, 110mm x 80mm x 12mm, new
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$25.00

KHOLUY
#340422 Special "premium" "Author's Edition" middle size Kholuy hinged black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting young couple embracing in a hay stack, surrounded by animals, sides heavily decorated with scenes of animals in natural surrounding and ornaments. Signed on the bottom: "Author's Work / "Summer Night" / art(ist) Kurnikova T. / papier-mache, egg / tempera, gold, etc. / Kholuy / 1999" in six lines. It is packed in specially made silk sack in original wooden box. A very rare and unusual piece in mint condition.
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#340427 Small Kholuy red lacquer box, depicting a hero of fairytale "Konyok-Gorbunok" picking up firebird's feather, with elaborately decorated sides. Signed: "Feather of the Firebird", Kholuy, Gordienko T.N." on the top and "Made in USSR" on the bottom. Size: 2.75" x 1.375 x 1.75" high or 70 mm x 35 mm and 45 mm high. Was bought at Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80ies for $310. Tiny chip on the top.
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#380304 Small Kholuy square black lacquer box, with decorated sides and borders, depicting fairytale hero Sadko meeting Sea Princess, signed "Kholuy, "Sadko", Ch. N." Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.25" high or 45 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm high. In original box, mint condition.
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$95.00
#340428 Small Kholuy black lacquer hinged box, with very elaborately decorated sides on four small legs, depicting a city view of St. Petersburg, signed: "St. Petersburg" Kholuy, Vladimirov." Size: 3.375" x 2.5" x 2"high or 85 mm x 65 mm and 50 mm high. Mint condition.
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$200.00
#430174 KHOLUY Papier-mache lacquer box, hand painted by G. Burlakov, titled "Magical Squirrel" from Alexander Pushkin "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", 150 mm x 82 mm, 35 mm tall. In excellent condition.
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$195.00
#430175 KHOLUY 1990 papier-mache hinged lacquer box, hand painted by S. Turanova depicting city of Suzdal, 115 mm x 98 mm, 50 mm tall, purchased in USSR in closed store for Foreign Tourists "Beriozka" with enclosed description with it. In excellent condition.
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$195.00
#34h Russian Kholuy rectangular lacquer jewelry box "Morozko", Russian fairy tale, signed U. T. with pedestal on short legs and decorated sides, 90 mm x 55 mm x 40 mm
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$75.00

FEDOSKINO
#380305 Small round black lacquer box, with bombe chest style bottom, depicting still life of fruit and exotic bird in excellent classical style, signed: "Karpova" Size: 1.625" diameter x 1.125" high, or 42 mm diameter x 27mm high, Mint condition.
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#430177 FEDOSKINO Papier-mache hinged lacquer box, hand painted by A.V. Solovyev depicting Saint Vasily the Blessed Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Description on the box reads s. Fedoskino / g. Moscva / Solovyev A.V., 80 mm x 55 mm, 30 mm tall, painted with elaborate gold border around top panel and center of front panel. In excellent condition.
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$95.00
#33h Russian Fedoskino rectangular lacquer jewelry box "Troika" signed Savelyeva S. dated 1981, 110 mm x 78 mm x 30 mm
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$75.00
#51h2019 ND, Fedoskino. Round papier-mache lacquer box depicting scene from Russian Fairy tale "Magic Pike", a Russian folk winter version of "Golden Fish (Fisherman and the Fish)" about pike that accidently got caught and buys its freedom by tending to wishes of her captor. Signed F-no lower left and N. Khizhnak lower right, 60 mm in diameter, 25 mm tall,
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$150.00
#530116 1994, Fedoskino hand painted small rectangular hinged black lacquer box by Yuriy Butsinsky, depicting chess game among family members, all in traditional Russian costumes, inscribed Fedoskino, 1994, 246, exec Butsinskiy Yu. on the bottom of the box. Gold floral decoration around bottom of the box 48 mm x 36 mm x 40 mm, stamped Fedoscino / Фeдocкинo / Troyka in gold inside of cover tiny chip at two sides connection, away from any painting
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$100.00
#530117 ND, Fedoskino hand painted small rectangular hinged black lacquer box signed uncertainly, depicting country landscape, inscribed Fedoskino and signature on the bottom of the box. Gold floral decoration around lower part of the box 48 mm x 36 mm x 40 mm, stamped Fedoscino / Фeдocкинo / Troyka in gold inside of cover a little bit of craquelure on front of the box
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$50.00
#530118 ND, Fedoskino hand painted round compact powder black lacquer box unsigned, depicting stormy sea, with a Beryozka store (Premium store for foreigners only, with transactions in foreign currency only) paper, stating Fedoskino manufacturer and "Sea" title. In original box. 60 mm in diameter, 15 mm tall
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$45.00
#530119 ND, Fedoskino hand painted round compact powder black lacquer box unsigned, depicting different stormy sea, with a Beryozka store (Premium store for foreigners only with transactions in foreign currency only) paper, stating Fedoskino manufacturer and "Sea" title. In original box. 60 mm in diameter, 15 mm tall
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$45.00
#530120 ND, Fedoskino hand painted round compact powder black lacquer box unsigned, depicting different stormy sea, with a Beryozka store (Premium store for foreigners only with transactions in foreign currency only) paper, stating Fedoskino manufacturer and "Sea" title. In original box. 60 mm in diameter, 15 mm tall
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$45.00
#530115 ND, Fedoskino hand painted rectangular hinged black lacquer box by Kisyatsa A.V., depicting Russian beauty in traditional folk costume in front of Kremlin, welcoming somebody with traditional bread and salt inscribed Fedoskino, Kisyatsa A.V. (Киcяцa A.B.) on the bottom of the box. 63 mm x 82 mm x 32 mm
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$150.00

RUSSIAN LACQUER BROOCHES
#290572 Mstera black lacquer flower shaped brooch, titled "Konyok Gorbunok" and dated 1998, Ø 50 mm
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$30.00
#340426 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Frog Princess", signed Palekh, 1977, name not clear. 50 mm in diameter
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$75.00
#340431 Russian lacquer brooch "Flowers" unsigned. 55 mm x 38 mm
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$20.00
#340432 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Firebird", signed Palekh, 1979, name not clear. 45 mm in diameter
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$50.00
#340433 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Fisherman and the Magic Fish", signed Palekh, Zotov 1992, 67 mm x 43 mm
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$50.00
#340434 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, signed Palekh, "Ruslan and Lyudmila" 7()B 68 mm x 38 mm
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$50.00
#340436 Russian lacquer brooch Mstera, signed Mstera, Bullfinches, B.O. 50 mm in diameter.
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$35.00
#530121 ND, Fedoskino hand painted round black lacquer brooch unsigned depicting Portrait of young beauty, 45 mm in diameter
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$25.00

MAPS
#250359 1750 French map by Robert de Vaogondy of the Western part of Russian Empire, hand colored cartouche, 26" x 21"
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$350.00

RUSSIAN PORCELAIN AND GLASS
#400265 Late 19 th- early 20 th century Porcelain butter dish in shape of laying ram. No hallmarks on the bottom, 160 x 80 x 110 mm, in mint condition.
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$125.00
#410301 USSR, ca 1942, Porcelain figurine "The Dance" by Gorodnitskl Porcelain Factory. HKMП / ГOPOДHИЦKИЙ З-Д / УCCP / 2-B.C., the hallmarks of 1941-1948 on the bottom. Very rare figurine made during WWII in excellent condition, 140 mm tall 85 mm wide
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$250.00
#410304 Blue and White porcelain Sauce Tureen with cover and two handles "Blackberry", marked Гжeль (Gzel) on the bottom, 160 mm tall
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$25.00
#450148 Large porcelain figurine of Seating Polar Bear, by ЛФЗ (Лomoнocobckий Фapфopobый Зaboд), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory, the first and the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire. Still in business with their expensive products offered at premium retail outfits throughout the world, approximately 12" x 7" and 11" tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in red (1993-2002)
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$250.00
#450149 Large porcelain figurine of Walking Polar Bear, by ЛФЗ(Лomoнocobckий Фapфopobый Зaboд), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory, the first and the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire. Still in business with their expensive products offered at premium retail outfits throughout the world, approximately 17" x 4" and 10" tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in red (1993-2002)
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$250.00
#450150 Large porcelain figurine of Standing Moose, by ЛФЗ (Лomoнocobckий Фapфopobый Зaboд), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory, the first and the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire. Still in business with their expensive products offered at premium retail outfits throughout the world, approximately 11" x 5" and 14" tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in gray (1993-2002) and 1C number
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$250.00
#450151 Medium size porcelain figurine of Penguin by ЛФЗ (Лomoнocobckий Фapфopobый Зaboд), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory, the first and the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire, approximately 7.5" x 3.5" and 5" tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and number 1C in red (1993-2002)
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$50.00
#30h Soviet Ukraine porcelain figure "Rushnyk" by Polonsky Factory of Art Ceramics (City of Polonnoye), V. Albul author coloring by T. Shulyak, hallmarked Swan, 2 " C on each side and 12-35 below in blue, 25 cm (10")tall
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$95
#31h Soviet Ukraine porcelain caraft "Ukrainian Abundance" by Polonsky Factory of Art Ceramics (City of Polonnoye) hallmarked Swan, 2 " C underneath in green, 14 in black filled with "Zhitomirskaya" Fragrant Tincture 40% grain alcohol held over birch buds. According to the accompanied tag this beverage took 1st prize in 1999 and 2000 at an International competition, 29 cm (11.5") tall. Must be quite rare, we could not find any in offerings in Russia
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#52h2019 Russian blue and white porcelain souvenir wall hanging plate of island of Kizhi from limited edition collection "The best views of Karelia" by AKM. Not hallmarked, but manufactured at Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (former Imperial Porcelain Factory), premier porcelain manufacture in Russia, 195 mm in diameter, 20 mm thick. On AKM website, www.russouvenirs.ru there are many much inferior plates are offered for sale, but not this one. Very scarce
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$50.00
#32h Porcelain plate "Athletes" produced by GIM (State Historical Museum in Moscow) by K. Malevich design, hallmarked, 198 mm in diameter
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$25.00
#40h Russian laser decorated crystal egg with Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, 55 mm tall, 40 mm wide
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$25
#41h Russian laser decorated crystal egg with Russian Orthodox Cathedral design, 50 mm tall, 40 mm wide
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$25
#430180 Cut and laser-engraved Russian crystal egg with 3-dimentional hologram image of a Russian Orthodox Cathedral inside faceted egg. 50 mm tall and 42 mm in diameter excellent condition
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$40.00
#530106 ND (before 1917) Traditional Russian Traveling Kit, base metal pair of shot glasses folding into the egg-shape, together with fancy floral engraving and message on the ribbon "XOPOШA БPAЖKA ДA MAЛA ЧAШKA" on one and "KЛИHЪ KЛИHOM BЫШИБAЮTЪ" (great brew, but too small a cup / knock out one wedge with another), Russian version of the hair of the dog that bit you, 118 mm tall 45 mm in diameter
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$50.00
#530110 ND, Old Russian Finift, hand painted enamel painting on metal under-plate miniature showing view of church round 40 mm in diameter mounted on wooden base 50 mm x 45 mm
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$40.00
#530122 1933, Lomonosov. White bisque porcelain bust of V.I Lenin by Nikolai Tomskiy (1900-1984) for ЛФЗ Lomonosov (at some times referred to as Leningrad) Porcelain Factory, former Imperial Porcelain Factory, marked ЛФЗ on the bottom and code numbers, signed and dated Tomskiy / 1933 on the side. 240 mm tall, 160 mm wide x 140 mm deep
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$150.00

SILVER
#290568 (1741-1748) silver chalice by Petr Semyonov (ПC mark on the bottom) assayed by A. Kuzmin (AK mark on the bottom) chased and chiseled with two central medallions of a Unicorn and a Wildman surrounded by floral design. An extraordinary early Russian piece of superior silversmith artisanship, Ø 54 mm bottom, Ø 72 mm top, 81mm tall, excellent condition
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$3,500.00
#410287 1897. Magnificent large and heavy 4-light Sabbath candle holder by very well known Polish Jewish silversmith Antoni Riedel (1878-1910), well know for making premium silver items of Jewish religious use. The lamp consists of two parts the base which is clearly marked with A. RIEDEL and Warsaw city mark on one lobe and O.C / 1887 84 Russian Eagle on the other lobe. The base had been reinforced from inside with a piece of sterling silver to give better stability to the lamp. The top has A. RIEDEL, Russian Eagle and Warsaw City mark on lower part. Whole lamp is decorated with symbolic Jewish floral and grapes design chases and chiseled and engraved. In Excellent condition 590 mm tall x 330 mm wide, (1,837g)
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#410288 1887 Large silver cookie dish with handle Very high class workmanship marked H.K / 1887 84 Moscow, M.P. silversmith (Mitrofan Ryndin) with additional Latvian assay "Head 875", 89mm tall, 170mm in diameter, (388g)
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$650.00
#540150 ND, Moscow , .875 silver vodka shot with hand engraved pair of birds sitting on the branch of flowering tree, 2 hallmarks: 84 Moscow and ИM maker's mark. Few scratches on the bottom, most likely testing marks, but other than that is in excellent condition. Rarely seen such a romantic image, on the vodka shot, 52mm tall, ∅ 44mm on the top, ∅30mm on the bottom and weighs 29.0 grams, excellent condition
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#450146 ND, End of 19th century, .875 silver teaspoon marked with the maker's mark and the assayer's mark, but their location on the rounded handle, makes it somewhat uncertain, engraved with floral design on outer surface of the bowl with unfilled cartouche in the center, 136 mm long, 37 mm wide bowl, 13.8 grams
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$30.00
#530068 End of 19th-beginning of 20th century, Moscow, 84 grade silver (.875) soup spoon by Prokopiy Ivanovich Andreyev. Marked ПИA, and kokoshnik 84 with Moscow assayer's ИЛ (I. Lebdkin) initials on the back of handle 15 mm x 47 mm, Wght: 74.8 g. There is no better soup spoon than Russian soup spoon, big and heavy.
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$150.00
#45h2019 1893, Kiev 0.875 silver vodka shot glass, hallmarked 84 with assayer C.O mark above date, maker's Г.P. initials and Kiev city mark on the bottom with hand-engraved village and floral scenes on the sides, 45 mm tall, 45 mm on top in diameter
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$50
#46h2019 ND, 0.875 silver small (ladies size) vodka shot glass, hallmarked with silver standard mark and maker's ИE3 initials on the bottom with hand-engraved village and floral scenes on the sides, 43 mm tall, 35 mm on top in diameter
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$40.00
#410289 1888 Pair of silver vodka shot glasses of elaborate shape on foot, with engraved village scenes in two medallions and floral design around, marked 1888 / 84, 4.2" tall, 1.8" in diameter at the top, quite heavy and without any dents, (99.6g)
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$175.00
#410290 1882 Silver vodka shot glass on a foot, marked И.K / 1882 84 Moscow, MЛ on the bottom of the bowl, engraved with floral and geometric design. Tasteful design and classical proportions, but unfortunately with a large, but easily repairable dent on the stand and a small one on the bowl, 3.2" tall, 1.9" in diameter on top (42.0g)
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$75.00
#410292 1889 Silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked 84 Moscow ЛO / 1889 and ЛД on the bowl and Moscow ЛД on the bottom of the stand, 3.6" tall, 1.75" in diameter on top, few small dents from dedicated use, (39.6g)
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#410293 1881 Smaller silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked A.K / 1881 84 Moscow ?З on the bottom 1.8" tall, 1.5" in diameter on top (24.6g)
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$50.00
#410294 1881 Very small (baby size) silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked with clear ИEЗ (I.E. Zaviyanov) silversmith and Kiev hallmarks, and clear Kiev "v Kokoshnik 84" hallmarks on the buttom 1.65" tall, 1.4" in diameter on top (13.2g)
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#410295 1894. Set if 4 solid silver butter knives, marked A.C / 1894 84 St. Petersburg, K.S silversmith on blades, 6.1" long, KO monogram engraved on handle. All used, but with no dents or damage (90.0g total)
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$175.00
#410296 1877. Silver Niello spoon with floral and geometric design, marked И.K / 1877 84 Moscow, Ф.И silversmith, 5.1" long (16.6g)
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$75.00

SOUVENIRS
#37h Russian hand painted round wooden paper weight signed "Russian Avant-garde / Z. Venediktova" on the bottom 90 mm in diameter
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$30

SOVIET RUSSIA
#540151 USSR, ND(1958-1965), .875 partially gilded and nielloed silver vodka shot by Jewelry Studio "Northern Niello" of Veliky Ustyug, marked with typical 4 marks: CЧЗ, Star875 with M as assayers mark, and 2 undistinguishable marks, 58 mm tall, ∅ 44mm on the top, 32mm on the bottom and weighs 41 grams, very detailed work by one of the leading Soviet shops, like new
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$125.00

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
#540152 BASHKIRIA (Autonomous Republic in Russia) ND, Very unusual papier mache lacquer box depicting a Fairy Tale Princess, similar to Snow White spinning the yarn and holding an apple. Extremely high quality detailed painting with many different colors including gold leaf in mint condition in original box of issue. 98mm x 68mm x 45mm, signed "f. Agidel, Made in Russia" on the bottom in gold. Made in Bashkiria by "Agidel" Creative Studios
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$250.00

WATCH
#280115 Soviet 14K Gold wrist watch "Pobeda" marked KЮ 4 and fines 583 with original 14K gold bracelet marked ЛЮ 4, 583, late 40ies, early 50ies, gross weight 55 gram, in perfect running order. Very likely and important award item.
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#27h Soviet Wristwatch "Slava" (Glory) hand winding with 21 rubies and date display. The watch is numbered 753365 and needs some work. It has Mikhail Gorbachev on the face and "The First President of USSR" written in two languages. I do not have an explanation regarding that legend. As far as the rest of the world knows, Gorbachev was the LAST president of USSR. According to J.Levenberg, "Russian Wristwatches" catalog, #321, Caliber 2414, 21 jewels, manual winding, date, snap-on stainless steel back, rare, since it is out of production.
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