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#008566

Title: Tale of the Humpbacked Little Pony
Artist: Pechkin Nickolay
Size: 15.5x12x5
Size (inches): 6x4.75x2
Price: $365
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This complex composition was painted by a talented Kholuy artist, Pechkin Nikolay.The box is features major characters from the tale of the Humpbacked Little Pony.
In the beginning of the story, when one of three sons- Ivan caught the magic mare that trampled down wheat on his father's field. This mare promised Ivan to present three foals in exchange for freedom. Later two of these foals turned into the steeds with golden manes while the third one turned into the Humpbacked Little Pony. The old greedy Tsar obliged Ivan to fulfill different tasks, and the Humpbacked Little Pony always helped him. And in the end of a story instead of the tsar Ivan dipped himself in three cauldrons of boiling water, boiling milk and ice cold water, and transformed into a very handsome young man and the Tsar only boiled in the first one...
The exterior of this box was painted with black lacquer and the interior was painted with red lacquer. The sides of the lid are ornamented with gold scroll work, accented at the middle with red dots.
The back of the composition is made of a real gold, a thin leaf of gold is glued to the surface of the box!
The lid of this box is hinged to the top of the box, and the box rests on four feet which emerge gracefully from the bottom of the box. Upon completing his work, Pechkin Nickolay signed the bottom of the lid composition, along with the title and village name of Kholui.




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