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Title: The First Snow
Artist: Kozlov Sergey
Size: 12.5x10x3.5
Size (inches): 4.75x4x1.25
Price : $2750 SOLD!


Grand Master Sergey Kozlov of Fedoskino is created this splendid winter scene. He is a live Legend in the Lacquer Miniature World. His unique works are displayed in every catalogue on the Russian Lacquer Art, as well as in many Museums. It is a success to any collector to acquire a work of such prominent artist.
Snowy expanses of Russian countryside and the white-stoned church that rises above a small village are brilliantly painted. Kozlov paints with a fine brush, achieving almost invisible transitions of colors. Refined oil-painting techniques give this scene depth and life. Various shades of blue help to reproduce atmosphere of a winter evening. Aluminum powder that highlights the rippled surface of river, some areas of the sky and the snow, tones beautifully with the main bluish palette. A cleverly added inlay of mother-of-pearl shines through the church, and through the area behind the tree painted in the foreground. Gold paint is used to paint the crosses on the church's domes, to highlight the boats and the leaves of the tree painted in the foreground, and also to create light in the windows. When this piece is turned in the palm of the hand the color variances and the detail are thoroughly enjoyable.
The scene is framed with a gold scan pattern composed of shapes hand punched from gold metal sheets and then painstakingly affixed by hand to the box. The box's sides are decorated with original pattern formed by gold and silver snowflakes.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes its interior. It has a hinge from the top of the composition and rests on a flat bottom. Signed and dated (2006) by the grey oils under the composition.

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