Russian Hand-Painted Fedoskino Lacquer Portrait Miniature Brooch Fronts
Untitled (portraits of young women), early to mid 20th century
Four oil painted brooches with lacquer varnish on mother of pearl
Each signed to lower right, three appearing to read “Аверин СВ” (Averin SV) and one “Василькин” (Vasilkin)
Each marked to the lower left “Федоскино” (Fedoskino)
Presented in a cardboard box with viewing window
- yellowed varnish to brooches; cracks to paint and varnish, with flaked paint to one brooch; oxidation to metal settings; lid of box is pinned along sides; pinbacks of brooch settings are broken and filed down, with remnants of glue and paper covering them.
- measures box; single brooch measures 1.5" W x 2.0" H.