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Item #0000101340

Ashberries (2003)

from Fedoskino by Margarita Pichugina
Dimensions:
2.50" x 2.00" x 0.75"(6.35 x 5.08 x 1.91 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 695.00
Internet Price: $ 595.00
None currently available
The chill of winter has come and two girls stand outside near the small tree, one of them holding a twig and small amount of ashberries in her hand. The girls have wistful looks in their eyes, perhaps not quite ready for the long winter, but knowing that some things are inevitable. This box is quite small and painted with fine details and in the endearing style of Fedoskino artist Margarita Pichugina. There is an inlay of mother of pearl in the girl that is looking toward us. Its beautiful iridescence seems to balance the otherwise melancholy tone of the piece.
The base color of the work is a soft blue. On the sides there is a simple gold ornament which is adorned at one end with a small branch from the ashberry tree. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinged the left and a red interior. It is signed with the name of the artist, village and year.

Lacquerbox Condition Ratings

Surface Condition (exterior) Surface Condition (interior/bottom) Box Materials and Soundness Hinge and Lid Placement Signature Total Rating Mother-of-pearl Condition
9.59.510.010.010.0499.0

(Each category rated 1-10. For low scores, look for explanation in the description of box. In general, any total rating over 40 is excellent. For more information on rating system, click here.)

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