The well-known Fedoskino artist Alexey Chirkov is the creator of this gorgeous box. Alexey is fond of owls, and he has already created a series of works dedicated to these enigmatic birds of prey. This is another work from this series.
Here the Master picked a very unusual shape of box--a crescent Blue Moon! The work shows Mother Owl with her nestlings.
The scene is masterfully drawn. The night sky shimmers dramatically as it has been painted over silver powder. More brilliance and luster come from pieces of mother-of-pearl that shine brightly with glimmering blue, green and violet tones in the lower part of this box. Gold paint is used to detail the trees, the owls, the nest and a lot of other details. The box is constructed from papier-mache.
The lid is hinged, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title, Fedoskino and the year. Condition: Mint in original box, no wear of any kind, signed.Size (inches) : 5 x 4 x 1.25. Materials: Hinged, papier mache, lacquer, oil paints, mother of pearl. The item "FEDOSKINO RUSSIAN LACQUER BOX MOP OWLS ON A BLUE MOON CHIRKOV" is in sale since Friday, February 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "jewelbox831" and is located in Capitola, California. This item can be shipped to United States.