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Title: Thumbelina
Artist: Skalozub Alexey
Size: 10.5x13x4
Size (inches): 4x5x1.5
Price: $495 $425

This attractive box has been painted by Alexey Skalozub. Alexey has been stydied in the Palekh Art School in 1991-1996.
The box depicts a scene from the classic fairy-tale "Thumbelina" written by Hans Christian Andersen. Thumbelina is a tiny girl who was born from a flower. During the story she has many adventures, and meets many animals, some of them become her friends, but the others are not so nice. In the end she meets a fairy prince who proposes marriage to her. This moment we can see on this box.
The lid of the box is covered with intricate gold pattern.The box's sides are decorated with gold ornamentation.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior and red lacquer to paint the interior of the box. The box is hinged to the left of the composition, and rests on four legs. It is signed with the artist's name, the village of Palekh and the year of 2003.

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