Па́лех, The Art of Soviet Palekh, Clamshell Box Set, 1958
Па́лех, The Art of Soviet Palekh, Clamshell Box Set, 1958.
Published in Mockba (Moscow) in 1958. Ink stamp to 1961 or rear - presumably a retail sales stamp.
A very good copy demonstrating the art of Soviet Palekh, named after the locality, where they produced beautiful miniature paintings in bright tempera colours on a black background.
The outer clamshell case features red cloth (leatherette) over strong board, and houses a 56pp brochure inside with 39 plates mounted on stiff board. In very good condition throughout, with just a few minor marks. The printed brochure has soft covers and is in Russian, French and English, providing a detailed introduction to the art-form and a list of the Plates.
56pp brochure + 39 mounted loose plates (complete). The plates are almost all produced at full size.
Large folio size:
Outer box approximately 401mm high x 312mm wide x 38mm deep.
Inner brochure and mounted plates each approximately 376mm x 296mm.
Weight approximately 3.11kg.