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Title: Morozko/Father Frost
Artist: Kosterina Olga
Size: 12.5x15.5x4.5
Size (inches): 5x6x1.75
Price : $295 SOLD!


This quite large box showing a scene form popular Russian Fairy Tale "Morozko" was painted by a talented Kholui artist Olga Kosterina.
The Fairy-tale tells about a little girl who was 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 hard working than her own daughter.
Here we can see the girl sit in a Winter Forest 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. Father Frost likes the girl for her kind heart, and rewards her with a treasure chest!
The end of the tale is happy; the girl was saved by her father from a frosty Winter forest and rewarded , while her stepmother and stepsister were punished.
The work is a good example of Kholui Art. The light green colors become electric, the reds and whites passionate. Golden paint have been used extensively throughout the composition adding rich luminescence to the piece!
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. The composition is framed with gold ornament. Intricate rich patterns decorate the sides of the box. The interior of the box is red, while the exterior bottom are covered with back lacquer.
The lid is hinged, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, the village of Kholui and the title ("Morozko").

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