The Geese Are Flying (Гуси Летят). Fedoskino, 1984. (Signed by the artist.) A young girl stands on a country road and watches a formation of geese fly south. She takes her silk kerchief and waves to them. In Russian culture, the goose is a common term of endearment for one's wife. Also, geese flying together in a "V" formation symbolizes wisdom.The subject of this simple, yet elegant, box is uncommon with its elements of socialist realism. Oil, lacquer, hinged papier-mache box. 6¼"x3¼"x1¼". 1 only. The box is in about fine vintage condition, some light wear, but no defects.
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