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Title: Story of Scarlet Sails
Artist: Shatokhina Yevgeniya
Size: 7.5x7.5x3.5
Size (inches): 3x3x1.25
Price : $325 SOLD!


Yevgenia (Zhenya) Shatokhina is the artist who painted the composition on this box. It shows a scene from the story of "The Scarlet Sails" written by Alexander Green (1880-1932), one of the most popular of Russian writers. Green is adored by Russian readers for the romantic spirit that is in every of his books.
"The Scarlet Sails" is a story about the romantic and very poor girl, Asole, who dreams that one day a handsome prince will marry her, and take her away from the town where she lives. Every day she sits on the seashore and waits for the ship with scarlet sails, and believes that her prince is on board of this ship. In the end of this story her dream comes true.
For this composition the artist uses a palette full of greens, reds, and blues. Palekhs's characteristic black background allows these colors to be at their boldest and most vivacious. Gold is used throughout the scene to outline and detail, as is aluminum, which is mainly applied to create the movement in the water.
The composition is framed with a simple pattern composed of gold beads. The box's sides are adorned with a more complex gold leafy ornamentation accented with aluminum.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid isn't hinged, and the box rests on three feet. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, and the year of 2004.

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