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Item #0000101949

Along the Road (1985)

from Mstera by V. Brazhnov
Dimensions:
7.75" x 3.75" x 1.50"(19.69 x 9.53 x 3.81 cm)
Gallery Price: $ 325.00
Internet Price: $ 275.00
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The box shows a woman going to fill her pail full of water, when a young man says something to her and gestures with his hand. She wants nothing of it, however, and puts her hand up to her ear. Or more likely she is just playing. Meanwhile, a small group of townfolk look on.

The box is bright and uses cheerful colors in traditional Mstera style. A gold ornament surrounds the scene, while the sides are simple black. The box is made out of paper mache and has a red interior. It sits flat with no legs. The lacquer has thinned slightly, but has no chips or deep scratches. It comes with a small Mstera certificate that gives the date of completion (1985), and other information, as well. The box is signed by the name of the artist, village and title.

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
9.09.510.010.010.048.5N/A

(Each category rated 1-10. For low scores, look for explanation in the description of box. In general, any total rating over 40 is excellent. For more information on rating system, click here.)

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