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Title: Masha and a Bear
Artist: Kosterina Olga
Size: 12.5x15.5x4.5
Size (inches): 5x6x1.75
Price : $375 SOLD!


This box has been painted by a talented Kholui artist Olga Kosterina. The box depicts a scene from the fairy-tale "Masha and the Bear".
This short tale tells how a young girl got lost in the forest, found a house where the bear was living.When the bear cam back home, he likes Masha a lot and tell her to stay at his house , clean it and prepare him food.
Some time later Masha decided to escape, but failed and she ask the bear to bring some cakes to her grandma and grandpa, who abviously were worried of her absence and bear agreed. Masha baked the cakes and put them in a large bag. in the last moment she hided in this bag and Bear has bring her to her grandparents.
The box is constructed from paper-mache made in the village of Kholuy. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition to be used for ease of opening. The box rests on the four legs. Precise and fine gold ornamentation decorates the lid and wraps around the sides of the box.
The box is signed with the artist's name, the village of Kholui, and the title at the bottom of the composition.

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