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Item #101803

Holiday (c.2010)

from Palekh by Ekaterina Bykova
8.50" x 3.75" x 1.00"(21.59 x 9.53 x 2.54 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 795.00
Internet Price: $ 695.00
None currently available
This cello shaped by by Palekh artist E. Bykova shows three images of St. Petersburg. One of the drawings shows something not often seen, or even known, about St. Petersburg to one who has never been there. Yes, they do have a sphinx (the Russian government purchased several a long time ago), and as one writer put it, it is probably the only place in the world you will see a sphinx covered in snow. On the other side of the instrument, two young women skate joyfully in front the stately architecture, with splashes of light in the sky above them. These splashes of light continue on all sides and the overall atmosphere is very festive. The box sits upright on a stand, shaped in back like a horseshoe. And there is a tree, more architecture and the Neva river on the base of the stand (not in photos here). Delightful work all around and you really get a lot for your money in this one.

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