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Item #0000101918

The Mirror (2011)

from Palekh by Vera Smirnova
Dimensions:
3.00" x 3.75" x 1.25"(7.62 x 9.53 x 3.18 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 745.00
Internet Price: $ 685.00
None currently available
A bearded man and his dog spend a quiet time together, the mirror behind them reflecting images of their perceived past. Neither the man nor dog are in their youth anymore, but they know their souls will always carry the spirits of the handsome ambitious young lad and the fearless and respected lion. The picture frame on the nearby desk shows a young woman, perhaps the man's wife or daughter, and the clock next to it reminds us all how quickly time passes. A small tidy kitchen is drawn in the background. This medium size work has lovely fine touches of gold and silver throughout including the fur of the animals and beard of the old man. The box is made out of high quality papier mache, sits on three small rounded legs and has no hinge. Signed with the name of the artist, village, title and year. A thoughtful and handsome work.

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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