It's really huge and measures 20" high, 3 1/2" in diameter and 4 1/2" in diameter of the bottom.
Russian folk craftpersons using all their turning skills on an old-fashioned lathe and then beautifully decorated by a master of miniature painting who has signed it on the bottom. The bottle-holder made in a shape of church and richly decorated by round painting. It consist on three definite parts. A legendary rushing Troika among the Russian villages is depicted on the middle part of the holder.
In work the artist used tempera with egg emulsion and fine polecat brushes.
Very rich and bright paints including gold ("patal") are used. All the drawings of this item are made by the real artist so delicate and subtle, that as a whole the doll is just breathtaking! Everything is shining and sparkling.
Egg-tempera paint is the primary medium used to paint the composition on this bottle holder. The palette is full of colors that are bright and vibrant. All aspects of the scene are intricately detailed with fine lines created with precise brushwork. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to add even more detail. There is a great sense of balance and linear flow in these compositions.