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Title: Cinderella
Artist: Larina Nadezhda
Size: 16x9.5x4
Size (inches): 6.5x3.75x1.5
Price : $595 SOLD!


This fascinating box has been created by Nadezhda Larina from from the village of Palekh. It features several scenes from the popular fairy-tale "Cinderella".
The composition is originally designed and consists of a big circle scene depicted in the center of the box, and two small circle scenes painted from the right and left of it. The scene painted in the left upper corner shows Cinderella doing her everyday routine work. The scene painted in the left bottom corner features the episode when Cinderella's godmother, the kind Fairy, presentes Cinderella the beautiful dress, the carriage, and the crystal shoes. The right bottom corner scene depicts Cinderella's stepsisters trying on their marvelous dresses and jewels while Cinderella stands humbly behind their backs. The scene painted in the right upper corner shows the Prince asking Cinderella to try on a crystal shoe. The central composition features the wedding ceremony of Cinderella and the Prince.
The scenes are painted in bright tempera paints against the black background. Gold paint builds texture as well as elegance.
Each scene is encircled with beautiful gold ornamentation. Strikingly elegant gold and aluminum patterns decorate the edges of the lid, and the box's sides.
The box is made out of paper-mache. The box has a hinge above the composition and rests on four legs. The artist signed her name, the village name of Palekh and the year of 2005 of which the piece was finished at the bottom of the composition.

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