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Title: Tale of a Golden Fish
Artist: Vikhrev Ivan
Size: 7x7x3.5
Size (inches): 2.75x2.75x1.25
Price: $350 $295

This classical composition that shows us an episode from a "Tale of a Golden Fish"was painted by a Palekh artist Ivan Vikhrev. Here we can see the very beginning of the story, where Fisherman cath the Golden Fish and she asked about his wishes to exchange them to her freedom.Also we can see that the Fisherman and his wife lived very poor.
The painting on a box is very detailed.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the outside and red lacquer is used to paint the inside of the box. The artist uses gold and aluminum paints to decorate the box with scrollwork.
The box is hinged to the top of the composition and rests on four round legs. The artist signs his name, Palekh and a date on the bottom of the box.

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