This blessed icon is 130 years old, very old, Heavy Oklad, a prayers miracle is a really Church Relic from Russia!! Authentic amazing Icon Mstera village, Egg Tempura. A prayers miracle is a really Church Relic from Russia. Was consecrated and Blessed by Christian Church in Russia. George Slaying the Dragon, c.1892, enameled floral and foliate frame surrounding a silver oklad over an enamel painting, impressed mark for A. This Item represent Historical Epoch of Imperial Russia its a great skill of Epoxy Russian Tsars.
Marked with assayer's mark, Russian 84 Solid Silver, American standard 925. 5.75 Inch Length x 7.00 Inch High x 1.00 Inch wide. 145 mm Length x 180 mm High x 25 mm wide. Weighs only silver oklad (approximately). = 208.6 gr (without the wood panel).
The condition is not so bad, in proportion to icon age. The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully. Original Imperial Icon MSTERA Oil Egg Tempera on Silver Oklad. A fine icon showing ST.George SLAYING the DRAGON Russian, Mstera Icon, 19th century Egg Tempera on wood panel. The background made of silver, covered by a golden lacquer. Oil on wood panel with velvet backing. Overlaid with a silver and Enamel oklad engraved with sunburst patterns.
The later applied halo set with rose-cut diamonds. Marked with assayer's mark, 84 standard and master's mark A. K" russian artist-jeweler Goldsmith " A.
Mstera style lacquer is quite different from its cousins Fedoskino & Kholui. Although all lacquer box styles experienced similar historical challenges with the onset of communism in Russia, Mstera truly embodies the combined styles of Old Russian master artists and traditional folk art. Mstera or Mstyora miniature painting is done with tempera paints on varnished articles mostly made of papier-mâché or wood. The Mstyora miniatures usually represent characters from real life, folklore, literary and history works.
The Mstyora style features a clear realism, with warmth and gentleness of colors, realistic depth of the landscape backgrounds, relatively small human figurines, and a subtle framed pattern usually completed in a modest amount of gold. George Slaying the Dragon have been artistically created for centuries. This interpretation is believed created in the 16th Century and most likely an Eastern European origin. Is the process of coating all or part of a gold & silver with brightly colored molten glass and has been in and out of popularity among collectors for centuries, a process dating back to the early Egyptians.
Russia has long been a leader in production of enamel icon and other enamel wares. In Russia, nice enamel objects were considered to be the most expensive and valuable. THERE ARE NO COMPLICATED "TERMS & CONDITIONS"... For all others - personal checks, bankers drafts.Pictures are part of Description. The item "18c RUSSIAN MSTERA IMPERIAL ORTHODOX SILVER ICON EGG OIL PAINTED GEORGE GOLD" is in sale since Tuesday, May 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons".
The seller is "rima83" and is located in North Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
George SLAYING the DRAGON