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Title: Big Neva - river. Sankt-Petersburg
Artist: Kozlov Sergey
Size (cm): 11x15.5x3.5
Size (inches): 4.5x6.25x1.5
Price : $4850 SOLD!





This beautiful box is a creation of Fedoskino Great Artist,Sergey Kozlov.In this work Sergey represents one of his favorite themes-Sankt-Petersburg, view from Big Neva-river's embankment. The main part of compostion is a beatifull sailing frigates and majestic and formidable fortress of saints Peter and Pavel (Petropavlovaskaya fortress). The fortress was established by Peter the Great on May 16 1703 on small Hare Island by the north bank of the Neva River, the last upstream island of the Neva delta. Built at the height of the Northern War in order to protect the projected capital from a feared Swedish counterattack, the fort never fulfilled its martial purpose. The citadel was completed with six bastions in earth and timber within a year, and it was rebuilt in stone from 1706-1740. From around 1720, the fort served as a base for the city garrison and also as a prison for high ranking or political prisoners. The Trubetskoy bastion, rebuilt in the 1870s, became the main prison block. The first person to escape from the fortress prison (now an important destination for tourists) was the anarchist Prince Peter Kropotkin in 1876. Other people incarcerated in the "Russian Bastille" include Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, Artemy Volynsky, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Alexander Radishchev, the Decembrists, Grigory Danilevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Bakunin, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Leon Trotsky and Josip Broz Tito. Kozlov used his favorite pale shades of blue, grey creating the atmosphere of windy Petersburg's day. Wonderfully detailed over inlays of mother-of-pearl accented with silver and platinum painting.