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Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Artist: Bonokin Dmitriy
Size: 9.5x7.5x7.5
Size (inches): 3.75x3x3
Price : $950 SOLD!


This superb five-sided box is a creation of Dmitry Bonokin from the village of Palekh. The subject of the work is based on the popular novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" written in 1876 by the great American writer, Mark Twain. All four sides of the box and its lid demonstrate adventures of a mischievous boy, Tom Sawyer, and his friend, Huckleberry Finn. Here we can see such recognizable scenes as Tom performing a tedious task of whitewashing the fence, the game where Tom is the leader of an army, his date with Becky Thatcher and conversation with his friend, Huck Finn.
Each scene is filled with a great amount of minor details that help to imagine vividly the episodes of the novel. Gold and aluminum are used to detail and highlight virtually every portion of the composition. This enhances the already lustrous palette and makes the scene sparkle from within. Gold is also used to decorate the box's exterior with attractive patterns.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, the title and the year of 2011.

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