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Apples of Youth and the Water of Life by Kovaleva | Kholui Lacquer Box

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This box was painted by a talented Kholui artist Svetlana Kovaleva.
The box shows a scene from the well-known Russian fairy-tale "Apples of Youth and the Water of Life".
The old Tsar dreams of returning him youth and being young again. He sends his three sons to carry him the golden apples and the water of life. With the help of the golden apples, he hopes to become young again, and with the help of the magic water, he intends to heal his poor eyesight. Having been tempted and deceived by a wicked maiden, the elder brothers are taken prisoner, while their young brother Ivan Tsarevich manages to fulfill this task.
The scene shows Ivan Tsarevich stealing the apples of youth from the garden of the incomparably beautiful Blue-Eyed Maiden.
The composition is framed with rich golden ornamentation. The box is made out of paper-mache, and covered with black lacquer.The interior is painted red. The box is hinged at the left of the composition, and rests on four round legs. The work is titled, signed by the artist.  Miniature painted in the traditional manner on the Mother-of-pearl background.
Approx. 6"x5"x2".