"Aristocrats", Wooden Carvings, c10bb

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"Aristocrats", Wooden Carvings, c10bb

These wooden figurines are carved out of linden wood by hand and painted in Russian traditional clothes appropriate for Russian kuptsi (merchants). A very nice, unusual and rare work (about 20 pairs like this a year. Every single one of them is uniquely decorated - no repetition, (but similar, of course). This pair represents Russian merchants who as a class appeared first during the times of Katherine the Great by her decree in order to alleviate the burden of the people and give them a chance to make money. Later it considerably developed, especially during the second half of the 19th century.

SKU: c10bb
Retail Price: $1,100.00