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Item #0000101312

Thumbelina (2007)

from Palekh by Evgeniya Nebogatova
Dimensions:
5.50" x 5.50" x 1.50"(13.97 x 13.97 x 3.81 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 1095.00
Internet Price: $ 850.00
None currently available
Palekh artist Evgeniya Nebogatova has painted this very lovely work showing the ending to the fairy tale "Thumbelina", when Thumbelina meets a fairy prince just her size, the two wed, and she receives her wings so that they can travel from flower to flower together. The box has a very fitting celebratory and expressive look to it, and the faeries seem right at home among the flowers and beautifully flowing lines of the stems and leaves. The box looks so much better in person, too, where the fine gold and silver lines are well defined and intricately provide shape the clothing and wings of each faerie. Nebogatova adorns the top with a simple dot ornament, and a more elaborate one circles around the sides. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and stands on four small legs. It has a hinge at the top. Signed with the name of the artist, village and year. A gorgeous example of the inimitable style of Nebogatova!

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

(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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