Trade Stone Gallery Banner
Tradestone Gallery Logo

Low $5.00 flat rate shipping for any purchase!

Search for Books on Russia at The Book Escape
Printable Page
Return to Your Last Search
Main Product Image
Item #0000101967

The Firebird (c.1985)

from Kholui by Gagaeva
6.00" x 2.50" x 1.25"(15.24 x 6.35 x 3.18 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Ivan Tsarevich the Firebird and the Gray Wolf

Gallery Price: $ 195.00
Internet Price: $ 175.00
None currently available
Ivan tries to catch the fabled firebird, often thought of as the symbol of happiness. Most manage to grab only a feather, but this is a fairy tale and there is a good chance that Ivan will have better luck. The box is painted beautifully with traditional techniques by the Kholui artist Gagaeva. The firebird really lights up the scene with its vivid red feather and radiant gold lines. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinge at the top. It sits flat. The name of the artist, village and title is written at the bottom of the composition. "Made in USSR" is written on the bottom of the box. Though not dated, we estimate that this box was done sometime in the 1980s, or late 70s. The lacquer has just minor wear and no cracks or significant damage.

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

(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.)

Additional Images:

Additional Image #1

Additional Image #2

Click Here for Additional Close-Up Images!

Travelling to Baltimore or Washington, DC? Come see and purchase
from our collection in person. We have a special section for these items
inside our main store The Book Escape at 925 S. Charles Street in Baltimore.

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Paypal Payments are Accepted
All materials on this site © 2010 Tradestone Gallery. All Rights Reserved.