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Item #0000100852

Silver Hoof (c.2005)

from Palekh by V. Bolshakova
4.75" x 3.00" x 1.75"(12.30 x 7.50 x 3.50 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Silver Hoof

Gallery Price: $ 365.00
Internet Price: $ 325.00
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A young girl and her cat watch in awe as the magical stag, Silver Hoof, leaps atop their tiny cottage, leaving gems wherever his hooves strike! Her eyes light up as she realizes that this may be the last time she must wear her oversized, hand me down boots, or rely on a thin shawl to keep herself warm. Tiny stones and chips of mother of pearl gleam in a textural representation of the magical riches. The scene is framed with a design of a wintry forest, atop shimmering gold leaf. The body of the box is painted with swirls of blue and green. This box is made of high quality papier mache, and is signed on the lid with the artist's name (V. Bolshakova), village, and date of completion. There is a hinge on the left, and the interior is red lacquer. It stands on four round legs. A touching work.--BOX1357

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