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Title: Fire Bird
Artist: Soloviov Oleg
Size: 11.5x8.5x2.5
Size (inches): 4.5x3.25x1
Price : $165 SOLD!


Talented artist Oleg Soloviov from the village of Palekh has painted this composition based on well-known Fairy-tale "The Hump Backed Little Pony".
The scene depicted here shows a recognizible moment of story. On this composition we can see Ivan trying to catch Frebird, but getting only a feather of Firebird.
In the beginning of the story 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 depicted here, and the third one turned into the Humpbacked Little Pony.
Then Ivan has brought two steed to show to the Tsar. On this scene Ivan holds the golden feather of a firebird that later becomes the reason of his first errand: he'll be obliged to catch the firebird for the old, greedy tsar.
And in the end of the story, when Ivan have to jump in there barrels/jars and became handsome fellow, but later when the Tsar jumped in the boiled water, he just bolied in it...
The entire surface of the box is filled with wondrous details. Gold paint is used to aid in the adding of the detail. The use of gold helps to enhance the already bold palette and bring out their true highlights!
Gold is used to decorate the exterior of the box. Gold decoration frames the scene and wraps around the sides of the box.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior and red lacquer is used to paint the interior of the box. The box is hinged and rest flat. The box is signed with Palekh and the name of the artist.

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