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Title: St. Petersburg
Artist: Mikhaleov Yuriy
Size: 11.5x9x2
Size (inches): 4.5x3.5x0.75
Price: $950 $795

This splendid box has been painted by Yuriy Mikhalyov from the village of Fedoskino.
Here we can see the picturesque view of St. Petersburg. Two gold winged bronze lions located on the stone pedestal of the bridge decorate the embankment of the Niva River. At the background of the composition the artist has depicted the Savior on the Blood Cathedral.
The scene is painted in different shades of blue and gray. These tones correspond perfectly to the atmosphere of the city called "Russian Venice". The architecture, the sky and the rippled surface of the river are highlighted with brilliant aluminum powder. It creates a very beautiful visual effect. Bright gold paints are used to paint one of the Cathedral's domes, and the wings of the lions. Gold, sparkling wings of the lions are the embellishment of the whole scene. One piece of mother-of-pearl is inlaid in the Cathedral, and the other twp small ones are inlaid in the lions bodies.
The scene is framed with a gold band outlined with a thin red line that tone with the whole palette of the scene. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the scene while red lacquer completes the interior of the piece. For additional decoration the sides of the box are covered with two gold lines-the one is going on the lid and another one is on a base.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. It is hinged from the top of the composition. The work is signed by the artist in gray oils at the bottom of the composition.

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