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Title: By the Pike's Will
Artist: Kuznetsova Marina
Size: 5.5x5
Size (inches): 2.25x2
Price : $225 SOLD!


Talented artist Kuznetsova Marina is the author of this small round Palekh box. It shows a recognizable moment from the popular Russian fairy-tale "By the Pike's Will" or "Emelya and the Magic Pike". Here we can see Emelya who has caught the magic pike. In return for releasing her, the Magic Pike offers to fulfill Emelia's wishes.
The scene is drawn in the traditional Palekh style, and richly detailed with gold and aluminum paint. Gold ornament decorate the edges of the lid, while the box's sides are adorned with rolling golden filigree.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The exterior of the box is painted with dark red/brown lacquer while the interior is completed with red lacquer. The lid isn't hinged, and the box rests on three round legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, and the year of 2004.

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