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The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka

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  • The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka
  • The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka
  • The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka
  • The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka
  • The Scarlet Flower Fairy Tale Artistic Matryoshka

The Scarlet Flower (Аленький Цветочек). A rendition of the fairy tale (see below) done by the artist in the style of black lacquer painting. Nice details include the young daughter of the merchant sailing on the ship, the merchant with the ring, the magic bird, a skomorokh (harlequin) and the palace of the beast. A highly original rendition finely lacquered and polished. Signed and dated (1994) by the artist in Russian on the bottom of the first doll.

The Scarlet Flower is a fairy tale by Sergei Timofeevich Aksakov (1791-1859) as recorded by him "from the words of the housekeeper Pelagia". It is analogous to Beauty and the Beast. A fine translation of the tale from the Russian language was done by scholar James Riordan (1936-2012). One analysis of the tale states that: "...a scarlet flower in a fairy tale is probably a symbol of the miracle of ...two people destined for each other".

 

 

 

SKU: ND-FM45
RRP: $175.00
$95.00 (You save $80.00)

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