This box is a creation of a well-known Russian artist Margarita Belova, boxes painted by her are in great demand. Belova likes to paint portraits, scenes from peasant life, and romantic scenes. She likes to combine cold and warm tones in her works, which her style is quite recognizable. She works and lives in north of Moscow near the village.Here is a good example of her artistry. This box is called "Midnight Fairy", shows a beautiful fairy drifting in the moon light. Details of the painting are amazing! Her face, hair, the folds of her dress, and woodland forest are professionally painted and transfer the light of a new moon.
The moon itself can be seen on the background. The moonlight is reflected from the water of a lake, painted in silver tone. This painting is filled with a fantastic atmosphere that reminds us of a famous play "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
The box's exterior is in traditional black, and there is gold leaf worked into the scene of the box. The interior is in traditional red.The box is constructed from paper-mache and comes with its original cotton lined box. It has a hinge on the left side of the box, and rests on a flat bottom. The box is signed with the name of the village Fedoskino, the title, and the Belova's name. Highly recommended for any collector!
This work was commissioned in 2009, and it took 6 months for Belova to complete, long waiting list. This box is in mint condition, never used to store items, no chips, no scratches. If you have questions please ask, I will try to reply within 24 hours. Dimensions: 6 by 4 11/16 by 1 10/16 inches.The item "Margarita Belova One of A Kind Midnight Fairy Fedoskino Russian Lacquer Box" is in sale since Wednesday, July 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "serenitypalace" and is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.