The tale itself is one we've not heard, about a king who has three beautiful daughters, but is very poor and not very smart. Each of his daughters marry well; one to the Sun, one to the Moon, and one to a Crow. The king is very impressed with his son-in-laws' magical abilities, and, being a foolish sort, tries unsuccessfully to duplicate them. The king's rickety wooden palace teeters at the center of the scene, with he and his wife peering from a tower window, and their daughters dancing gaily on a balcony. Sun, Moon, and Crow are represented in their human forms with their brides to either side and below the palace.
Near is the silly old king attempting to imitate their powers. It's difficult to keep a straight face while watching him try to speak to the birds, make dew fall, and cook bread by radiating heat from his body! This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the title, artist's name, and village.
There is a hinge at the top, and the interior is red lacquer. The base of this piece is flush. A stunning yet playful work from Evgeniya Nebogatova.We prefer to sell these works to individual buyers and collectors but resellers and dealers are also welcome to make offers. The item "Large Russian Lacquer Box Sun, Moon, and Crow Collector Quality" is in sale since Sunday, November 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "lacboxlover" and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.