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 #0000101978

Tale of Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf (c.1990)

from Mstera by Merkureva
5.25" x 3.75" x 1.50"(13.34 x 9.53 x 3.81 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Ivan Tsarevich the Firebird and the Gray Wolf

Gallery Price: $ 285.00
Internet Price: $ 250.00
Currently available
add item to cartadd hold on item
Ivan Tsarevich and Elena are seen approaching two men in their journey. Perhaps the men are giving directions, as the couple has far to travel. Ivan holds in his hand the fabled Firebird, now in a golden cage. Usually one manages to grasp only a feather from the bird (a symbol of happiness) as he tries to catch it, but Ivan was able to seize the entire bird. To read all the entire tale, click here. The rectangular box has been carefully painted by Mstera artist Merkureva, and features some nice looking horses and well proportioned people. The colors are quite vivid and uplifting. There is a gold ornament around the drawing, and solid black sides. It sits flat and has a hinge at the top. Signed with the name of the artist, village and title. The box was done probably in the 1980s or 1990s and the lacquer has a slight normal texture to it, with no cracks or chips.

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.