RUSSIAN LACQUER ART FEDOSKINO
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"The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan" is a fairy tale in verse by A. S. Pushkin. Scene on the box shows main characters and some of key moments of the tale. Prince Gvidon ends up saving an enchanted swan from a kite bird while hunting. In the end, the swan is revealed to be a beautiful princess, whom he marries. He is visited by Tsar Saltan, who is overjoyed to find his newly married son and daughter-in-law.
Sides of the box are decorated with detailed pictures and patterns. Mother-of-pearl-inlays and gold leaf are used in various parts of the composition. Swarowski crystal is attached to the lid.
The box is constructed of paper-mache, interior is covered with lacquer. It is signed in gold, Fedoskino 2021.