Korobeinik | Mstera Lacquer Box - SOLD

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  A very good example of Mstera lacquer miniature painting, this unique lacquer box revives the old traditions of Russian village life with its fairs and fests.
 The scene painted on this lacquer box has captured two Russian women talking to Korobeinik who offers different goodies to them. Korobeinik is derived from the Russian word “korob” meaning a large box. The man called Korobeinik featured on this lacquer miniature used to travel from village to village with a large box full of different stuff which he sold to people around.
This unusual dome shaped small lacquer miniature was created by S. Baburina of Mstera.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is unhinged and the box rests on three rounded legs. The work is signed with the artist's name. Approx. 4"x4"x2.5".