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Title: Winter Fun
Artist: Shemarov Alexander
Size: 15.5x12x4.5
Size (inches): 6x4.75x1.75
Price: $465 $325

This box has been painted by talented Palekh artist Alexander Shemarov. It shows happy Russian kids enjoying a frosty, winter day. They sleigh down a snowy hill and admire whirling snowflakes. The dog is folowing them and freindly barking.
The lid of the box's exterior is covered with a high-quality Palekh style painting. The palette is filled with various shades of cold blues suitable for reproduction of a winter landscape whereas the characters' costumes are painted in warm red, orange and brown tones. Painting human figures in bright, festive colors is a recognizable trait of the traditional style of Palekh lacquered miniature.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. Gold and aluminum paints are used in the patterns that decorate the box's exterior. The patterns are both precise, fine, and add a considerable amount of aesthetic value to the box.
The lid is hinged, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name and the village of Palekh.

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