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Denis Shcherbakov

Denis Shcherbakov Miniature maker
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Russian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+7 9046199332
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History in miniature

  • • It takes Denis up to one month to complete a miniature figurine
  • • He makes everything from Roman emperors to Game of Thrones characters
  • • He created religious jewellery before turning to tin miniatures

Those who have read the classic Russian tale by Nikolai Leskov about a lefty who managed to shoe a flea would be thrilled to discover Denis Shcherbakov’s tin miniatures. From ancient Barbarians to Napoleonic soldiers in full dress uniform, his characters have impeccably painted eyes and eyelashes on a 4mm face and fine writing on a 5mm manuscript. Lace, ornamental buttons, scars, drops of blood on a sword... no detail is beyond his skill. Denis is also keen to create miniatures that reference real historical events, such as Peter the Great cutting a merchant’s beard, which refers to the time in 1698 when Peter introduced a beard tax to bring Russian society in line with Western European models.

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Works

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Kutuzov, battle of Borodino 1812

This miniature represents a Russian commander-in-chief from the Napoleonic war. The model was made from brass and tin and intricately painted with tempera paint. Only one example was made.

Height 5.4 cm

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Battle of Borodino 1812

Only one example was made of this miniature diorama of Russian gunners from the Napoleonic war and their broken gun. The tin and brass model has been intricately decorated with tempera paint.

Height 5.4 cm

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Russian Don Cossack WWI

This miniature model of a WWI Cossack riding a horse has been placed on a stand depicting land, dried moss, fine sand and pebbles. The tin and brass model has been intricately decorated with tempera paint.

Height 5.4 cm

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Russian noble warrior 13th-14th century

The blade of this miniature Russian noble warrior is made of steel. A drop of blood drips from the point of the sword. The blood is made from a combination of epoxy resin, tempered paint and varnish.

Height 5.4 cm

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Russian Streletsky head 17th century

The handle of the cane held by this miniature man is covered with artificial gold leaf. Denis has set jewels into the fastenings of the coat: machine cut cubic Zirconia of 1mm diameter.

Height 5.4 cm

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