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Item #0000101185

The Stone Flower (2008)

from Palekh by V. Chibisova
2.25" x 2.25" x 0.75"(5.72 x 5.72 x 1.91 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
The Stone Flower

Gallery Price: $ 645.00
Internet Price: $ 595.00
None currently available
The beautiful Mistress of Copper Mountain appears before the young Stonecutter, Danilo, answering his plea to gaze upon her perfectly carved stone garden with an invitation to become one of her apprentices. Danilo hastily agrees, so obsessed with the need for perfection in his art, he has forgotten that the Mistress of Copper Mountain keeps her servants for eternity, and that he has a devoted wife who will miss him. The scene is beautifully painted in bold, rich colors accentuated with thoughtfully placed foil underlays and delicate gold and silver accents. The warm, earthy tones of Danilo's village contrast beautifully with the cool beauty of the crystals and stone of the enchanted garden. The strong composition creates a dramatic feel. The sides are decorated with twinkling gold and silver stars and vines, and the base features a trio of elegant birds amidst fanciful flowers in silver and gold. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the underside of the lid with the title, artist's name, village, and date of completion. There is a hinge on the left, and the interior is red lacquer.

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