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Title: Morozko/Father Frost
Artist: Pichugina Margarita
Size: 15x15x4
Size (inches): 6x6x1.5
Price : $675 SOLD!


This bright festive box has been painted by talented Fedoskino artist, Pichugina Margarita.
The box shows a scene from the well-known Russian fairy-tale "Father Frost" (Morozko).
The tale tells about the little girl who is sent to the forest on a bitterly cold night by her cruel stepmother. The stepmother intends to kill the girl because she is more beautiful and hardworking than her own daughter. The poor girl sits under the tree till Father Frost finds her. He blows at her with his frost breathing, but in spite of her suffering, the girl greets him politely and does not complain about her condition. Impressed by her stoicism and respectful demeanor that Father Frost rewards her with a fur coat, a box filled with jewels, and other fine treasures.
The scene shows a young girl sit in the winter forest. She was left by her father to die from cold by the order of his cruel wife. Fortunately, he understands that he has made a mistake, and after a serious quarrel with his wife decides to come back to the forest to save his daughter. Being afraid that his little daughter is frozen to death, he is amazed when he finds her alive and dressed in rich fur. More over, his daughter is now the owner of the big casket filled precious stones!
The composition is mostly painted in white, yellow and blue tones that fit excellently for reproduction of a winter landscape. The costume of a girl is richly decorated with gold paint.
The birds in the middle of the composition are painted over a sheet of gold, glued to the surface of the box!
The box's sides are decorated with the imitation of a snow. The artist just paint it in the white oils.
The box is constructed from paper-mache made. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge has been fastened to the top of the composition and the box rests flat. The work is signed with Fedoskino, 2019 and the name of the artist.

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