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Title: Snowmaiden
Artist: Knyazev Sergey
Size: 12x15x2.5
Size (inches): 4.75x6x1
Price : $1250 SOLD!


Sergey Knyazev of Fedoskino is the exceptional talent responsible for this beautiful piece. Masterfully painted, this authentic Russian artistry is sure to enhance any collection. This is what miniature painting is all about.
The box shows a fragment from the popular Russian fairy-tale "The Snowmaiden". The Snowmaiden isn't a human being; she is the daughter of nature. Her parents, Faerie Spring and Mighty Winter. She wants to know what love is, and asks her parents to let her live with people.
The composition is painted in blue tones of oils that successively reproduce the atmosphere of the tale. The most part of the composition shines with mother-of-pearl inlays set into different parts of the scene. Mother-of-pearl inlays sparkle with a variety of undertones raging from bright green to delicate violet. Gold metal leaf inlay creates radiance of the sun. Silver powder is used to enliven the palette and fill the composition with a magic brilliance.
The box's exterior is beautifully decorated. The scene is framed with a golden band. The box's lid can be opened with the help of a golden knob attached to one of the lid's sides. The box's exterior imitates frost patterns on the window glass. This effect is achieved with the help of blue oils mixed with blue oils. For additional decoration the exterior is adorned with small gold snowflakes. The interior is traditionally covered with red lacquer.
The box is constructed from quality paper-mache. The lid is hinged from the left of the scene, and the box rests on a flat base. The work is signed, dated (2010) and titled by the artist in gold paints on the lid's interior.

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