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Title: Snowmaiden
Artist: Reutov Sergey
Size: 12x5
Size (inches): 4.75x2
Price : $375 SOLD!


This cylinder-shaped box has been drawn by talented Palekh artist Reutov Sergey.
The box shows a scenes from the popular fairy-tale "The Snowmaiden", or "Snegurochka". The tale was also adapted into an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Here we can see the Snowmaiden saying goodbye to her mother Fairy Spring and father Frost. The scene is painted in the icon painting style, which has been passed on from generation to the next and used in painting beautiful scenes like this. The detail is executed with precise brushwork, and with the aid of gold that also brings out the bold quality in the colors.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The exterior is decorated with intricate gold ornaments. The lid isn't hinged . The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh and title.

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