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Title: Down with beard.
Artist: Rogatov V.
Size (cm): 6x9.5x3
Size (inches): 2.5x4x1.25
Price : $1250 SOLD!





This unique piece of Russian lacquer artistry was created by the talented Vladimir Rogatov of Fedoskino. Vladimir comes from the family of the outstanding Fedoskino artists. Rogatov's dynasty has exerted influence on generations of Fedoskino artists, and made mach for popularization of Fedoskino lacquer miniature painting.Known for museum quality compositions, singular in their structure and design, Rogatov displays the ability to take us on a different adventure with each coming work.The box is made in the best traditions of the Lukutin and Veshnyakov factory. The composition present the scene from Russian history,when Peter the Great returned from the tour of Europe,decided that Russia should be westernized to ensure its independence. He started with vigorous adoption of western customs and Europeon live style, insisting that beards, which were big part of old Russia culture, symbol of men's power and dignity,have been shaven. This Tsar' order cause a lot of small and sometimes big tragedies. Item is made form paper-mache, the box's exterior imitates the color of turtle shell, interior is painted red and has a hinge.Box signed by artist and dated 1996.