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Item #0000101925

The Humpbacked Pony (1981)

from Palekh by Vlezko
x 2.75" x 2.00"
Inspired by the fairytales:
The Humpbacked Pony

Gallery Price: $ 1795.00
Internet Price: $ 1695.00
None currently available
This elegant cylindrical shaped box by Palekh artist Vladimir Vlezko was done in 1981 and features scenes from the fairy tale of the Humpbacked Pony. The lid shows this equine curiosity along Ivan and other members of the kingdom. Four more scenes adorn the sides. The detail in each drawing is quite remarkable in its miniature nature, you can't draw with a brush much smaller than this! Each one separated by a delicate gold ornament. The box is made out of high quality papier mache, does not have a hinge, and sits flat on the table surface. It is signed with the name of the artist, village and year The box has aged well over more than 30 years and has no significant defects. The artist, Vladimir Vlezko was born in 1944 and graduated Palekh art school in 1964. His works have appeared in museums including the one in Palekh.

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