Vintage Russian Fedoskino Landscape Brooch

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Since I love original art as much as jewellery, I’m always delighted when I come across a piece that’s a marriage of both. This miniature landscape is known as a Fedoskino — . It’s named after a town outside of Moscow that is Russia’s oldest centre of lacquer miniature painting. The craftspeople of Fedoskino also paint on mother of pearl. The resulting piece literally glows.

Judging by the hardware, I’d say this piece dates from the 1970s. It is signed MC.