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Item #0000101290

Blue Bugcatcher (c.2007)

from Mstera by A. Mikhailov
4.50" x 3.00" x 1.50"(11.43 x 7.62 x 3.81 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 375.00
Internet Price: $ 335.00
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Mstera artist A. Mikhailov created this couch-shaped box with this eccentric elf. The little guy raises his bottle in the air next to the lady bug, as if comparing the size of the lady bug and the bottle end. Will he fit in there? It doesn't look like it, and he seems a little disappointed. But there are plenty more bugs around him, he'll get one of them. The scene is quite colorful and nicely done throughout, in a style borrowed from another Mstera artist D. Molodkin. A gold and silver ornament adorns the back rest of the "couch" and the sides, as well. The seat raises up and reveals a red interior. The box is made out of papier mache and sits on four small round legs. There is a very small round blemish in the black lacquer on the side, but it is of very little consequence and does not look like it will get worse. Signed on the bottom with the name of the artist, village and title.

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