Russian Lacquer Box

Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga


Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga
Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga
Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga
Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga

Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga    Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga
Olga Strunina of Mstera has painted this winter scene showing Snegurochka (the Snowmaiden) driving in the sledge drawn by a big bear. Different forest animals: squirrels, white rabbits and birds accompany the sledge. Snegurochka is the granddaughter of Ded Moroz (Russians call Santa "Ded Moroz"). Every year Snegurochka and her grandfather come from the faraway North Pole to wish Happy New Year to little children and their parents. In the right upper corner the small village is depicted where Snegurochka is making her way. She will give the children of this village many presents, she will dance and sing with them.

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.

  1. Provenance: One Owner Collection
  2. Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation


Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga    Mstera Russian Lacquer Box Casket Five Sides SNEGUROCHKA Strunina Olga