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Item #0000100921

Alyonushka (c.2006)

from Palekh by Mikhail Nebogatov
Dimensions:
2.25" x 2.25" x 1.13"(6.00 x 6.00 x 2.70 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Alyonushka

Gallery Price: $ 235.00
Internet Price: $ 215.00
None currently available
The soft colors of a meadow create a delightful contrast with the deep red background of this striking work. At first glance, it seems an idyllic glimpse of country life. The young woman seems to be resting from gathering hay, her discarded rake to one side, and a tiny goat on the other. But looks can be deceiving; The girl is Alyonushka, and the goat is her naughty brother, whose disobedience has changed him into a goat! The scene is splendidly painted in rich tones with lots of fine gold and silver details. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the artist's name, M. Nebogatov, and village. There is a hinge at the top, and the interior is red lacquer. It stands on four round legs.--BOX1429

Lacquerbox Condition Ratings

Surface Condition (exterior) Surface Condition (interior/bottom) Box Materials and Soundness Hinge and Lid Placement Signature Total Rating Mother-of-pearl Condition
9.59.510.010.010.049N/A

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