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MATCHBOX WITH A SUMMER TROIKA SCENE

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MATCHBOX WITH A SUMMER TROIKA SCENE

Made by: Vishniakov

Currently in storage


About this object

On the cover is a scene of a wagon drawn by three horses in summer, the driver raising his whip to strike a man trying to race out of the troika's path. The woman is young and dressed a peasant, the driver wears a coachman's top hat, and the young man in rubashka and striped trousers has lost his hat as he tries to flee. Sides are lacquered black and the interior red. At front is a place for strking matches.

Category:
lacquerware
Object name:
MATCHBOX WITH A SUMMER TROIKA SCENE
Made from:
Lacquer -- papier-mâché -- oil paint -- tempera -- striking pad (phosphorous and ground glass suspended in an adhesive?)
Made in:
RUSSIA: Ostashkovo
Date made:
1872-1887
Size:
6.4 × 8.3 cm (2 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
35.20
Class:
LACQUER
Signature marks:
MARK illegible
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973