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Title: Nutcracker
Artist: Ogir Dmitriy
Size: 12x12x5
Size (inches): 4.75x4.75x2
Price : $495 SOLD!


Dmitriy Ogir is the exceptional talent behind this enchanting piece of work. He displays a scene from "The Nutcracker", a Christmas fairy-tale written by E.T.A Hoffman. The story tells about adventures of a little girl during the Christmas night. All her toys became alive and started speak like people. Her favorite toy, the Nutcracker, became her suitor and defender from the Mouse King. In this fantastic battle scene we can see the Nutcracker attacking the three-headed Mouse King. The Nutcracker approaches his foe, sword aloft, at the head of his army of toys.

The scene is painted in bright tempera paints with a lot of details. The application of gold contouring grants this piece its intensely festive flare.
The scene is framed with elegant gold and aluminum patterns. More complex gold and aluminum ornamentation wraps around the box's sides.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge is fastened to the top of the composition. The box rests on four legs. It is signed, titled and dated (2005) by the artist at the bottom of the composition in gold paints.

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