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Title: Fish Owl
Artist: Chirkov Alexey
Size: 10x13.5x2.5
Size (inches): 4x5.25x1
Price : $1450 SOLD!


The famous Fedoskino artist Alexey Chirkov is the creator of this beautiful box. Alexey is fond of owls, and he has already created a lot of boxes that depict various species of these enigmatic birds of prey. We can remember such Chirkov's works as "Eagle Owl", "Hawk Owl", "Snowy Owl" that were exhibited on our website. This box is from this series, and shows two Fish Owls sitting on the tree . One of them holds a fish in its claws.
The scene is is masterfully drawn using brown tones of oils over gold and silver paint. Shining gold paint is used to draw the sky in the background. Silver paint highlights the trees and the ground. A large piece of mother-of-pearl that shimmers with green, and violet undertones is set into the foreground, just under the owls.
The scene is outlined with gold, and decorated with Chirkov's signature style gold patterns. These patterns consist of various geometrical figures painted in a whimsical manner.
The box is constructed from quality paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the left, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino, the year of 2007 and the title ("Fish Owl") on the box's exterior bottom.

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