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Title: Pushkin's Fairy Tales
Artist: Bogdanov Vladimir
Size: 21x21x4
Size (inches): 8.25x8.25x1.5
Price : $1750 SOLD!


The outstanding Palekh artist, Vladimir Bogdanov, is the author of miraculous flower-shaped box. The piece includes six separate compartments around the box's sides and one central compartment. It seems that the piece consists of seven boxes attached to each other.
The lid of the central compartment depicts the Great Russian poet and writer, Alexander Pushkin. The lid of each side compartment shows an episode from a Pushkin fairy-tale. The episodes are taken from six fairy-tales: "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish", "The Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Bogatyrs", "Ruslan and Lyudmila", "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", "The Tale of the Pope and of his Workman Balda", "The Tale of Golden Cockerel". The title of each tale is written on the side of each compartment using gold and silver paint.
Each scene is masterfully painted in different tones of tempera paints and neatly detailed with gold and aluminum. Gold and aluminum paint is also used to decorate the box's exterior with complex and very beautiful patterns.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid of each side compartment is hinged whereas the lid of the central compartment isn't hinged. The box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, the title ("Pushkin's Fairy-Tales") and the year of 2010.

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