This is a beautiful and unique Russian Shell Paper and papier mache trinket/ jewellery box portraying a Strawberry Fairy , hand painted. The box measures 11 cm (4 5/16 inches) long, 8 cm (3 1/8 inches) wide, 2 cm deep. The box is signed with the artists name S. Silantyeva (in russian letters) and depicts STRAWBERRY FAIRY. This is a fabulous oil painted picture and the photo doesn't do it justice.
I also have more Boxes from this artist in my shop. Illustration for the Strawberry Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Alphabet.
A small boy fairy walks towards the left holding a leaf shaped as a basket in his hands. The basket is full of wild strawberries. The Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker are a series of 168 prints, including the Acorn fairy , it is interesting to note that each flower is botanically accurate.Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20cm tall) that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems. Flower Fairies are illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker. Created during the first half of the 20th century. Flower Fairies are the product of English illustrator Cicely Mary Barker. Unable to go to school as a child because of her epilepsy, she was home-schooled and spent much of her time drawing and painting. Her artwork was influenced by illustrator Kate Greenaway. And even more so by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and she developed her talent as a member of the Croydon Art Society. Her flower fairy paintings, in particular, were driven by the Victorian popularity of fairies and fairy stories. The books enjoyed huge popularity due to Queen Mary.
S well-known interest in fairy art. She later published seven more volumes of Flower Fairies. Following the publication of Cicely Mary Barkers original Flower Fairy paintings and verses, two series of fairy stories featuring original Flower Fairies characters, Flower Fairies Friends and, more recently, Secret Stories, have also been published.The Flower Fairies were Cicely Mary Barkers most well-known creations. They are notable in particular because of the sweet, realistic depiction of the children, modeled on children enrolled in her sister Dorothys kindergarten.
She has also been likened to Beatrix Potter. In the botanical accuracy of the plants and flowers amidst which the fairies dwell. The Flower Fairies and all related publications are licensed properties of Frederick Warne & Co.And the Estate of Cicely Mary Barker. The boxes most widely sought after come from one of four small Russian villages - Palekh, Fedoskino, Kholui, and Mstera. Special schools have been established at these places where artists train for four years before they become members of each village's art community. Each village also has its unique style. We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that I know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return. Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian LACQUER Box Strawberry FLOWER Fairy SILANTYEVA HAND PAINTED UNIQUE GIFT" is in sale since Saturday, July 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Russian Dolls". The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in Norwich.
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