Russian Tray “Zhostovo Dream”
This oval scalloped metal tray is hand painted and produced by Russian Zhostovo craftsmen.
Width 300 mm (12 in)
Length 380 mm (15 in), 250 g
This oval scalloped metal tray is hand painted and produced by Russian Zhostovo craftsmen. Every tray was usually handled by three craftsmen – a smith, who produced shapes, a slater, who covered the tray with a layer of ground, and a painter, who did the painting. After the tray was dried, the ground-worker covered it with lacquer.
Decorative Zhostovo painting is elevated to the level of an independent genre capable of addressing directly people’s thoughts and feelings. The central design is splendid golden, white, yellow and pink roses stand out against a black background of this Zhostovo Dream tray.