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Item #0000101946

The Pedlar (c.1975)

from Fedoskino by V. Chislova
4.00" x 3.50" x 1.50"(10.16 x 8.89 x 3.81 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 135.00
Internet Price: $ 110.00
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This box probably dates back to 1975 or so, and shows a man dressed in blue hoping to interest a young lady in his wares. The clothes on both the man and woman have a beautiful glow from within. The faces are done tenderly and with gentle tones and shading. The black sky suggests the scene is in the evening . The sides and bottom are also black, without ornamentation. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinge at the left. the interior is red. Signed with the name of the artist and village.

Over the years, the box has accumulated a few flaws, the main one being a small crack to the bottom right corner to the lacquer. The top right corner also has some smaller cracks. There is also a small ding on the top edge. None of the defects really take away from the scene, though, which impresses with its feeling and genuine quality.

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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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