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Magic Squirrel

Magic Squirrel
Magic Squirrel
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Price: $600.00

Sale Price: $300.00

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Item Number: lb1128

This enchanting Russian lacquer box "Magic Squirrel" was hand made and hand painted in Fedoskino village by talented artist M Mishina. This is classic scene from Pushkin's story "The Tale of Tsar Saltan". It shows one of three wonders of the Prince Gvidon's island: the squirrel that all day long cracks golden nuts with emeralds inside and sings songs. The squirrel is sitting in the crystal house, and, beneath, we can see a large box full of emeralds gathered by servants from the ground. Prince Gvidon is showing his father, Tsar Saltan, and other guests this wonder. All people in the scene are amazed by this wonder. In the background the artist depicts Gvidon's palace. The rich palette of blue, red, pink, yellow, brown, green colors glitters and glimmers against the black background. Beautiful gold floral ornamentation frames the composition and decorates the sides of the box. The box is constructed from papier mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the miniature and red lacquer completes the interior of the box. The lid hinged on the left side. The box is signed with the artist's name, village and year (1995).