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Title: Snowmaiden and Father Frost
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 11x15x3.5
Size (inches): 4.25x5.75x1.25
Price : $1395 SOLD!


This colorful box was painted by Boris Shavirin from the village of Fedoskino.
The box shows major charackters from popular fairy-tale "The Snowmaiden", or "Snegurochka". The tale was also adapted into an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
The scene painted on the box's lid depicts Father Frost and his daughter Snowmaiden in a winter forest.
The palette incorporates gray and white oils as the action takes place in winter, with addition of gold paints to give a feeling of magic and splendor. The artist demonstrates his unsurpassed skill while painting the charackter's festive attires. The effect of festivity is strengthened by the pieces of mother-of-pear inlaid into the costumes of both character; it shimmers beautifully with bright green(Snowmaiden) and white tints(Father Frost). The third piece of mother-of-pear is shining through the beautiful hat-set (cocoshnik) of Snowmaiden.The branches of trees covered with white fluffy snow, that are also expressively painted.
Rich gold line frames the composition.The box's sides imitates the color of blue marble; the bottom is black, while the interior of the box is traditionally red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The box has a hinge to the left from the scene and rests on a flat base. It is signed with the artist's name, the village of Fedoskino and the year (2017).

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