Blue and white tones prevail. Gold contouring adds a fairy-tale luster to the stars, and some other elements of the composition. The atmosphere of joy is matched by the wonderful line movement coursing through the action. The artist does not stop her painting on the lid, and continues her rendering of New Year theme around the sides of the box. Using a very similar palette as on the lid, she depicts homes surrounded with the forest on all four sides of the box.
They are painted to look very cozy and warm under the star filled sky and the white snow. The scene is framed with a gold line. The edges of the lid are decorated with floral designs drawn in gold metallic paint and blue and green oils.
The same floral designs wrap around the sides of the box. The box is constructed from quality papier-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the top and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, village, title ("Snegurochka") and year.
Size: 6 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches. Condition: Excellent, like new, in original box, from smoke-free environment. The item "Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga" is in sale since Saturday, February 17, 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.