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Title: Tale of a Hump-backed Horse
Artist: Pechkina Nelly
Size: 15x10x4
Size (inches): 6x4x1.5
Price : $350 SOLD!


This complex composition was painted by a talented Kholuy artist, Pechkina Nelly.The box is features major charackters 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 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, Pechkina Nelly signed the bottom of the lid composition, along with the title and village name of Kholui and the year of 2015.

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