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Item #101474

Meeting in the Woods (c.2009)

from Mstera by A. Budanov
5.50" x 3.50" x 1.75"(13.97 x 8.89 x 4.45 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 645.00
Internet Price: $ 595.00
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A woman with a basket full of berries comes upon a white unicorn at the edge of the water. There is magic in this neck of the woods, and an elf, too! This pointy earred guy hides inside a tree, taking gold pieces from a pile and biting on them, lest they be counterfeit. There may be some story here but we don't know it, and this may be one where you sit your child on your lap and make up your own, one that could be passed down through generations, like the box itself. The three figures are finely drawn by Mstera artist, A. Budanov, and are nicely placed into the traditional Mstera landscape. The autumn colored leaves of the tree on the right extend into the intricately drawn gold ornament which frames the drawing. The side also has a fine gold ornament and also has small areas of orange. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and sits on four small legs. The interior is red and it has a hinge. Signed on the lid with the name of the artist, village and title.

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