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Title: Cinderella
Artist: Kolesnik Sergey
Size: 9x7x7
Size (inches): 3.5x2.75x2.75
Price : $1200 SOLD!


Sergey Kolesnik from the village of Palekh is the creative geniuses behind this beautiful piece of genuine Russian artistry. He has crafted a gorgeous interpretation of one of the most popular tales ever written. It is called "Cinderella." Though this tale is familiar to every American child, it is not a widely used subject in lacquer art.
Five individual compositions have been painted upon the four sides and the lid. The scenes on the sides are painted in uniform so that there isn't any break in the action as the scenes roll around the sides of the box. The colors build excitement and there is great clarity within each scene. Each of the five scenes are extremely well detailed with gold paints. As customary with Palekh tradition, the black lacquer exterior also acts as the background for each scene. This feature brings out the colors in the palette like never before!
The lid's composition shows the Fairy endowing Cinderella with the beautiful dress and the golden carriage. The sides of the box feature Cinderella and Prince at the ball, Cinderella with her unjust stepmother and stepsisters, and also Cinderella trying on the famous dancing-slippers.
Bright golden beadwork is used to frame the lid's composition and to decorate the lower edge of the base. The lid and the underside of the base are carved with a slightly concave cut to them.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while dark red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition. The artist wrote his name, the village name of Palekh, and the year of 2004 at the bottom of the lid's composition.

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