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Item #0000101828

The Little Mermaid (2010)

from Palekh by Tatyana Smirnova
3.50" x 2.25" x 1.50"(8.89 x 5.72 x 3.81 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:

Gallery Price: $ 795.00
Internet Price: $ 725.00
None currently available
Russian lacquer box artist Tatyana Smirnova blends together many fascinating images together on this small box, ranging from an amiable old Sea Tsar to the seductive beauty of the mermaid. The latter rests on the sea floor in front of an old sailing ship. Dolphins and fish seem to come out of nowhere, as does the youthful face of a young man. The mermaid is simply stunning with her flowing hair and body which ends in an raised inlay of iridescent mother of pearl. There is a small marble shaped piece of real malachite at two of the sides, surrounded by an extravagant ornament. The other two sides have two more fine drawings. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and does not have a hinge. It is signed with the name of the artist, village and year.

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