With imagination and skill combined, the talented artist Sergey Rogatov has created this stunning box that exemplifies the idea of the hidden treasure. It does so with abundant detail and the ferocious beauty of the color combinations. This beautiful lacquer box shows a scene from the Russian folk fairy-tale “Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf”. The tale tells about the adventures of Prince Ivan Tsarevich and his friend, the Grey Wolf. The Wolf was magician, and helped Ivan to fulfill the tsar's orders: to get the firebird, to get the horse with the golden mane, and to get the beautiful princess.
This palette is one commonly used by Sergey Rogatov: red and gold that are vivid and bright create the focal points in the scene. His style is one that is unique to Fedoskino, and can easily be distinguished from other artists' styles. This scene is no exception as he is at the top of his game in his linear structure and brushwork. The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the work is covered with red lacquer. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name and Fedoskino. Box is diameter 3 1/2" and 1/2" tall. The box side is decorated with painted Firebird feathers.