Masha and The Bear (Маша и Медведь). Fedoskino, signed by the artist - Gurov. No date, circa 1991-2005. Oval hinged papier-mache, oil paints, mother-of-pearl inlays, metallic powders, lacquer. 6¼"x 4½"x 1". 1 only. Light wear to the bottom, otherwise excellent condition.
An older couple had a granddaughter named Masha, who, one day with her friends, decided to go to the forest to gather mushrooms and berries. Unfortunately, she was separated and became lost and met up with a bear, who she eventually had to trick in order to return to her home. A very colorful painted box with comical elements. Masha is dressed in a folk costume with a green head scarf reclining against a tree with her baskets. The bear observes her from over Masha's shoulder.