RUSSIAN LACQUER ART FEDOSKINO
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A perfect dream mixed with events from reality. This story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E. T. A. Hoffmann, has inspired creative people for years. The Nutcracker is a favourite Christmas toy of a young girl named Marie. It comes alive to defeat the evil Mouse King. In this adventure Marie visits the magical world with impressive kingdoms made of sweets, flowers and populated by dolls.
Scenes from the magical world are painted on sides of the box in high details. Mother-of-pearl inlays and gold leaf shine through various parts of the composition.
The box is constructed of paper-mache, interior is painted with red lacquer, there is also written in gold: title of the work, Fedoskino, Knyazev Sergey and the year of 2019.