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Title: Baba-Yaga
Artist: Maslov Vlad
Size: 13.5x17x6
Size (inches): 5.25x6.75x2.25
Price : $1950 SOLD!


This enchanting box was painted by the leading Fedoskino artist, Vladislav Maslov. This piece exemplifies the idea of the hidden treasure. It does so with its abundant detail, sparkling mother-of-pearl inlays and the ferocious beauty of the color combinations. This is a singular look into the world of Fedoskino lacquer miniatures!!!
The box shows the forest witch, Baba-Yaga, flying over her own house on the broom. Baba-Yaga's servant, the Black Cat is sitting on the shoulder. Since ancient times the white and black colors in Russia are associated with a phenomenon of the other world. And of course, this is a bad sign if a Black cat will cross your road in front of you. Baba-Yaga is holding a Basket in her free hand. The Basket is full of Forest herbs and fly agaric mushrooms...
The scene is brilliantly painted in Maslov's signature style and elaborately detailed with shining silver and gold paint. Three pieces of mother-of-pearl that has green and blue undertones are set into the composition in the shapes of a leaves.
The scene is framed with very thin gold bands completed with colored, pearl beads glued to the box' exterior. The box's sides and its exterior bottom are of light purple color; light green background is decorated with dark gray drops and leaves highlighted with gold powder. The leaves are also spread on the box's sides, and serve a as a frame for the depicted scene. The interior is traditionally covered with red lacquer.
The box is made out of paper-mache. The lid is hinged from the left of the scene, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title ("Baba-Yaga"), and the year of 2010 on the square, shining piece of mother-of-pearl glued to the lid's interior.
Fine work!

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