Gzhel, Balalayka Russian "Musical Box"

Gzhel, Balalayka Russian "Musical Box"
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Price: $79.99
Availability: Out Of Stock
Model: MB3003

 

This unusual music box represents the famous Russian musical instrument - balalayka. The box contains a musical winding mechanism. When you turn it you will hear a famous Russian song. Each box has its own special song, and it will play either "Katusha" or "Moscow Nights". This masterpiece is handcrafted from wood. The image on this beautiful musical box depict a classic Zhostovo floral motive.The image on the balalayka is made using a high quality polygraphic machine. The image is protected with layers of clear lacquer.

Signed by the artist.

 

"GZHEL"

The name Gzhel became associated with pottery in the 14th century. Gzhel pottery was originally created by potters in their homes, however fairly early on these potters started to organize into workshops to increase production. The workshops eventually became a factory with pieces being formed in moulds and potters being responsible for separate pieces, a specific style, or decoration. The pottery was painted solid white with distinctive blue designs. Pottery was also produced using a tin based white glaze and coloured glaze designs in blue, green, yellow, and brown, rather than just blue on a white background.  It is generally fired at lower temperatures than either stoneware or porcelain, and can remain semi-permeable to water until glazed.

Size:   Height: 9.5"  Bottom: 5.5' x 3" 


**Note: As each item is handmade and this artist has made several, the item you will receive will generally look like the photographed piece, but may have minor differences in details.             

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Gzhel, Balalayka Russian "Musical Box"
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Gzhel, Balalayka Russian "Musical Box"
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Gzhel, Balalayka Russian "Musical Box"
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