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Title: Alice in Wonderland
Artist: Shatokhina Zhenya
Size: 13.5x15x4
Size (inches): 5.25x6x1.5
Price : $750 SOLD!


Shatokhina Zhenya from the village of Palekh is the talented miniaturist that handcrafted this stunning piece of artistic expression. Lavish decoration and gorgeous color combinations make this a very entrancing scene. It is based on the Lewis Carroll's classic tale "Alice in Wonderland".
Here the artist has drawn the tea party in the Hat's house, so we can recognize all major characters: Alice, Hatter and Rabbit. On the left side we an see the Cheshire Cat and right under it the Caterpillar smokes the hookah...
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. Gold ornamentation in the form of foliage wraps around the sides of the box. The box has a hinge from the left of the composition, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The artist has written her name, the village name of Palekh, the title and the year of 2011 at the bottom of the scene in gold paints.

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