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Title: Tale of Tsar Saltan
Artist: Trofimova Olga
Size: 18x13.5x5
Size (inches): 7x5.25x2
Price : $750 SOLD!


This very detailed work is painted by one of the talented Palekh artist,Trofimova Olga.
The box shows a moment from Pushkin's Tale of Tsar Saltan. Prince Gvidon and his wife the Princess Swan meet the ship on the board of which Tsar Saltan was sailing. Tsar Saltan heard much about the mysterious and rich island ruled by Prince Gvidon, but he doesn't know that powerful Prince Gvidon is his son.
On the background of the composition we can see a very nice palace with a Magic Squirrel in a Golden Cage on front. The palace is painted very precise and very detailed.
The composition is painted in a palette filled with soft red, brown and yellow colors.
Intricate gold foliage ornamentation decorate the edges of the lid. Very complex and colorful flower ornament wraps around the box's sides.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the work while red lacquer completes the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition. The box rests on wavy platform. The work is signed with artist's name and Palekh.

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