VINTAGE FRAMED RUSSIAN ? SIMULATED JEWELS ICON $ 135 U.S.
Up for sale, is a vintage, Victorian period Russian? Icon, framed, under glass, depicting crowned religious figures, with hand painted simulated jewels, with small portrait photos cut out and pasted in place of their faces . The figures and their surroundings are made of embossed or pressed metal, painted in gold, with colorful embellishments, meant to represent jewels. There is some hand-painted inscription on the bottom edge, written in a language, foreign to me. If anyone has an interpretation, feel free to enlighten us. It has what I believe to be the original gold paint, and is in very good condition, considering it's age, with no cracks or breaks. It measures about 11 1/2" by 8 7/8". It is an old one, as you can tell in the photos that I have posted for your scrutiny.