This hand painted black lacquer box exhibits the beauty and talent of the artist from Fedoskino Russia. The traditional folk art painting of this area has become famous around the world.
This box depicts a beautiful fruit and floral motif with the traditional gold scroll work around the edge. The box is unsigned but when we purchased this piece it came with a black lacquer brooch which is signed and I presume both pieces were painted by the same artist, although I can not say for sure.
The brooch has a floral motif and is signed on the back "Cefso" I believe, please see pictures for signature.
We purchased this set from a couple who are in the antique business in Central Florida and are selling their stock due to health reason. They believed this piece is at least 40 years old but probably older.
The box is made in a hexagon shape and measures 2 ½" north to south across the top, 3" east to west across the top and stands 1 ½" high. The brooch is 2" in diameter.