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Title: Tale of Tsar Saltan
Artist: Gelisheva Ludmila
Size: 17.5x3.5x2.5
Size (inches): 7x1.25x1
Price: $470 $370

This beautiful box was painted by a talented Palekh artist Ludmila Gelisheva. The box has a shape of a pencil-box.
The box shows several scenes from well-known Pushkin's tale of Tsar Saltan.
By the tsar's order, Tsar Saltan's wife and his son, Prince Gvidon, were sealed in the barrel that afterward was thrown into the sea. The barrel landed to a mysterious island. Getting out of the barrel Prince and his mother saw a magnificent palace where they would live later. ere we can see a moment when Tsar Saltan with his Navy is going to visit an Island.
he palette is full of cool blues and greens. Each character is detailed with gold and silver paints. Gold paint is also used to decorate the box's exterior with attractive leafy patterns.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh and the year 2011.

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