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Title: Snowmaiden
Artist: Olisova Larisa
Size: 13.5x11x3.5
Size (inches): 5.25x4.25x1.25
Price: $1850 $1450

This splendid scene of Snowmaiden was painted by Larisa Olisova. Of course,collectors who are familiar with the works of Oleg Shapkin will say that this is a copy of Shapkin's work. Yes, but the work is of outstanding quality!
This fascinating box shows the Snowmaiden strolling in the forest and feeding birds. The palette incorporates blue and white oils as the action takes place in winter, with addition of gold and silver metal paints to give a feeling of magic and splendor. The artist demonstrates his unsurpassed skill while painting the Snowmaiden's festive attire. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of her fur coat, stand-up collar and crown. The effect of festivity is strengthened by the large piece of mother-of-pear inlaid into her costume; it shimmers beautifully with bright green and blue tints. Another piece of mother-of-pear is shining through the beautiful hat-set (cocoshnik).
The scene is framed with a gold band. The box's sides and the bottom are adorned with fantastically beautiful gold lace patterns.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged at top, and the box rests flat. Signed with the artist's name,title and Fedoskino.

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