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Item #0000101450

The Scarlet Flower (c.2009)

from Fedoskino by I. Shabanova
Dimensions:
2.75" x 2.25" x 1.25"(6.99 x 5.72 x 3.18 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Scarlet Flower

Gallery Price: $ 225.00
Internet Price: $ 225.00
None currently available
The pretty girl with braids in her hair holds the most beautiful flower in the world, the Scarlet Flower, in this scene from the Russian fairy tale of the same name (which you can read here). The box is small and the artist's intentions here are modest, but overall it is quite lovely, particularly in her face which has a soft realism not usually seen in a box at this price range. The artist, I. Shabanova, has also taken more care than normal in doing the ornamentation on the side, where she has a intricately embellished the traditional gold decoration with some some blues and reds. The base color of the sides and bottom is black, the inside is red. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinge at the left. It is signed with the name of the artist and village.

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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