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Title: Baba Yaga/Tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful
Artist: Knyazev Sergey
Size: 22x18x5
Size (inches): 7.75x7x2
Price : $9500 SOLD!


With imagination and skill combined, well-known Master Sergey Knyazev has created this stunning box that exemplifies the idea of the hidden treasure. It does so with abundant detail and the ferocious beauty of the color combinations and mother-of-pearl inlay!
The box shows an episode from the fairy-tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful".One merchant has only one daughter, and when her was duing she asked dauther to come to her and give her a doll.She said when you will be in trouble, just feed the doll and it'll help. Suddenly she died and later on merchant has married another woman with two daughter. The girl's cruel stepmother sending her to the forest to ask Baba-Yaga to give her work. It is the stepmother's pretext, in fact she wants Baba-Yaga to kill the girl. In the forest Vasilisa meets Baba-Yaga and three riders: the Red Sun Rider, the Dark Night Rider, and the Bright Day Rider. But, finally, this tale has a happy end. The handsome Prince offers the girl his hand and heart and invited her in his marvelous palace.
On this composition we can see Vasilisa, Baba Yaga and her Hut. The girl holds in her hands the doll that helps her to fulfill very difficult tasks given by Baba-Yaga. Mother-of-pearl shines through the the tree with mushrooms on the front, the sky and the moon that is crafted three-dimensionally,Baba Yaga's Hut,the lamp in the hands of Vasilisa .
The box can be open with the aid of golden sphere on the front side of a lid.
The scene is painted in dark blue oils mixed with aluminum powder. Blue oils mixed with aluminum powder also cover the box's exterior. On each of the box's sides the artist has painted a forest plants and grass.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the work is covered with red lacquer. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests on four small legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title ("Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Beautiful"), Fedoskino and the year of 2015 on the lid's interior.
Superb quality and details!

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