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Title: Cinderella
Artist: The Terentievs- Olga and Sergey
Size: 21x16.5x4.5
Size (inches): 8.25x6.5x1.75
Price: $650

This beautiful piece of genuine Russian artistry was composed by a family tandem of Palekh artists -Olga and Sergey Terentievs.
Here we can see a charming composition of a well-known character of Cinderella and her Aunt Magician. The setting is alive and full of flare. Add in the decorative elements of the piece and you have one very eclectic assembly of elegance and intricacy.
The sentimental tale of, "Cinderella", or "Zolushka" (it is the Russian version of the tale) tells about the poor and hard working girl who is rewarded in the end of the story for her kind heart and love to labor. The handsome Princes proposes marriage to her, and she becomes the Princess. On the left hand side we can see the begging of the story, when Cinderella is working at the house of her step-mother.
On the central part of the composition the artist has depicted the moment of the story when Cinderella is already dressed in rich and elegant dress and put on her crystal shoes. In the next moment the pumpkin will turn into a carriage and Cinderella will go to the Prince's Palace...
No doubt, the story will have a happy end!
. The composition is an utter delight. All of the human figures has an individual look, and it is evident that the artist spent much time and focused painstaking efforts on working out each gesture, each trait of the face, and each minute detail of the costume!
The scene is painted in bright green, red, orange and blue paints against the black background. Gold paint is also used to add various details to the scene.
The lid of the box is decorated with a gold ornament. More complex flower ornamentation decorates the box's sides.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers its exterior and red lacquer covers its interior. The box has a hinge from the top of the composition and rests on a wavy platform. The artists have signed the box with their names and the village name of Palekh under the composition in gold paints.

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