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Title: Fire bird fairy tale
Artist: Shavrin Boris
Size (cm): 11 x 15 x 3
Size (inches): 4.25 x 6 x 1.25
Price : $111111 SOLD!





Prominent Fedoskino artist Boris Shavirin has painted this composition based on well-known Russian fairy tale called Ivan Tsarevich and a Grey Wolf. Fire bird is a popular character of several Fairy tales, but this scene should be from Grey Wolf tale because of the cage of a bird. With this box he is continuing series of original boxes based on well-known Russian fairy tales. Of course, collectors who are familiar with the works of Oleg Shapkin will say that it is painted in a style of Shapkin. Even so, the work is of the highest quality and worst the money... The artist confirms, that this is his original artist creation/scene. The palette incorporates brown and yellow oils as the action takes place inside the palace, with addition of gold and silver metal paints to give a feeling of magic and splendor. The artist demonstrates his unsurpassed skill while painting the character's festive attire. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of the dresses. The effect of festivity is strengthened by several pieces of mother-of-pear of different colors inlaid into their costumes: green in a right hand of a Tsar's costume; white in a Tsar's clothes; white and pink ones in a body and a tail of a Fire bird; green in a cloth of a jester and white one in the coat of Ivan Tsarevich!!! Another piece of mother-of-pear is shining through the window! The scene is framed with a gold band. The box's sides and the bottom are adorned with fantastically beautiful gold lace patterns (painted in famous Shapkin's style). The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged to the left of the composition, and the box rests flat. Signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino and the year of 2015.