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Tale of Frog Princess (Vasilisa) | Fedoskino Lacquer Box

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Product Description

This lacquer miniature is an excellent example of Fedoskino artistry. Olga Zayakina is the talented artist who has been painted it. The imagery comes from, "The Tale of the Princess Frog." The arrow landed next to its unintended target. In the quest for a bride, Ivan Tsarevich fired his arrow at random in the hopes to find beauty and love along with his two older brothers. He did not count on adventure. The frog finding has just transformed into anything, but a slippery amphibian. Ivan will realize the true nature of his find soon enough.
The clothing worn by the character is definitely one of the highlights of the piece. A lots of gold can be found here! The trees with the gold leaves acting as the background for the character, builds beauty in the palette.
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 piece. The scene is framed with a floral golden ornament; more complex golden floral ornamentation wraps around the box's sides. The box has a hinge to the left of the composition and rests on a flat bottom.
The box can go as a pair with another box of the same size, with Ivan on it.
Approx. size - 6.5"x3.25"x1.5"


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