Fedoskino Lacquer Box - Near the Chimney by Ilyin L.N.
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [IlyinNearChi]
Name: Near the Chimney
Artist: Ilyin, L.N. (Professor, Fedoskino Art School)
Size (inches): 7 3/8'' x 5 3/4'' x 2''
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'Near the Chimney' is one of the most known classical designs ever created by the artists of Fedoskino art school. And what could be more special, than having a box made by one of the last living legendary Fedoskino artists - Leonid Nikolaevich Ilyin. The design 'Near the Chimney' was originally invented by Ilyin and is one of the most famous designs now featured at Fedoskino Factory Fund of Miniature Paintings.
Ilyin started paining in early 1940s (look at his famous box from 1947 here). When Ilyin, an already established artist at Fedoskino village, started teaching at the art school, he did not stop paining. This box is one of the last works produced by a 80+ year old man. And it has all the beautiful attributes of a classical Fediskino Lacquer box - mother of pearl embedded in the paper mache, portrait like face and striking gold details.