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Title: Bell Ringer
Artist: Yastrebov Oleg
Size: 11x15x5
Size (inches): 4.25x6x2
Price : $425 SOLD!


This superior Russian lacquer artistry was created by the talented Oleg Yastrebov of Fedoskino. His ability to depict strikingly decorative compositions is second to none.
The work is called "Bell Ringer", and features the boy, a bell ringer, sitting on the fence under the bells and dreaming of something pleasant. In ancient Russian like in many other courtiers bells gave the alarm or announced the beginning of religious feasts.
The scene is painted in gray and white paints against the black background. Multicolored spangles are sprayed throughout the scene for additional decoration.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed, titled ("Bell Ringer"), and dated (2006) by the artist.

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