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Item #0000101282

Old Man Winter (c.2007)

from Kholui by Belova
3.75" x 3.75" x 1.25"(9.53 x 9.53 x 3.18 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Old Man Winter--Morozko

Gallery Price: $ 325.00
Internet Price: $ 245.00
None currently available
This poor girl was sent out into the cold woods by her evil stepmother. Alone and cold in the woods, the girl does not complain and is rewarded when Morozko comes by and looks after her. Here he tenderly touches here on her head, shortly after giving her warm clothes and a chest full of jewels. Squirrels on the right, and birds at the left look on in wonder. The box is very similar to another one done by this artist (Click here to see.) but this one is even more striking as it is slightly larger and has a very lovely ornament that adorns the top and sides. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinge at the top. It is signed with the name of the artist (Belova), village and title. Note that during the lacquering process a small strand of hair found its way onto the drawing and is visible if one looks very closely on the girl's clothing. This might be a distraction for a person who needs complete perfection, but for the rest of us, it will just be a reminder of the laborious handmade nature of these goods.

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(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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