The popularity of the painting and its appropriate subject matter made it the ideal decoration for anniversary and wedding gifts. It soon became the decorative centrepiece on the finest enamelled objects produced during this time, appearing on kovshes, trays, and vases by makers such as Rückert, Ovchinnikov, Kurlyukov, and Khlebnikov. While some of the objects produced by Ruckert present cropped versions of the painting, on this casket the painting is represented in full on the lid and elegantly framed by the surrounding enamel decoration.
The original iconic painting is a highlight of the collection at Hillwood Museum (cat. no. 51.79).
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