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Artist: Chistova A.
Size: 12x9x2.5
Size (inches): 4.75x3.5x1
Price : $650 SOLD!


Talented master A. Chistova (a young daughter in the famous family of Fedoskino artists, Galina and Sergey Chistov) of Fedoskino created this delicate expression of pure Russian artistry. The Chistov family has long been recognized for their technique of execution and precise attention to detail. There is a poetry expressed through the image of the composition that represents an energy that many artists attempt to portray, but only few realize.
The box features a fragment from one of the most popular fairy-tales in Russia, "Carlson who lives on the roof" written by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. On this fairy-tale the cartoon is based that is admired both by little children and their parents. The fairy-tale is about a boy and his family. He meets Carlson who happens to live on the roof in a little house. Karlson is a short, fat man with a propeller on his back and a button on his stomach to start the propeller. Carlson flies, smokes cigars, loves pastries and jam. Carlson of course gets the boy in lots of trouble with adults. A great read for kids from a young age!
The box's lid features Carlson and the boy flying over Stockholm; this scene extends on the box's external bottom where the artist continues to paint the buildings typical for Swedish architecture.
The box is painted in beautiful pinkish violet palette. Gold metal leaf is used for the most part to detail the costume of Carlson. Aluminum powder creates the light in the windows and outlines smoke coming out of chimneys.
The box is constructed from quality paper-mache made in the village of Fedoskino. The interior of the box is traditionally red. The lid is hinged from the left and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed, titled and dated (2005) by the artist.

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