A bejeweled boyarina, perhaps a bride, is painted in glossy enamel within a framework of raised filigree enamel decorated with abstract trees and spirals. The remainder of the box is covered with raised painted and filigree enamel floral motifs against a stippled ground.


  • Title: Casket with Boyarina
  • Creator: Fedor Ivanovich Rückert (Russian, 1840-1917)
  • Date Created: 1908-1917
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Workshop: Fedor Ivanovich Rückert (Russian, 1840-1917)
  • Provenance: Leo Kaplan, New York; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C. October 23, 1989, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
  • Object Type: boxes
  • Medium: silver gilding, painted and filigree enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Symbols] On base: circular kokoshnik right, kokoshnik right, delta, 84; [Inventory marks] IVXW
  • Dimensions: H: 1 3/4 x W with handles: 4 x D with stable: 2 15/16 in. (4.4 x 10.1 x 7.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.886

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