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The fine and detailed art of painting on papier-mâché boxes was originated in Russia in the late 1700’s. These boxes are made from pressboard, made into boxes, dried and then the real artwork begins. These hand painted boxes use egg tempera, 24 K gold and classic brushes made from a squirrel’s tail and of course, magnifying glasses to paint the intricate detail on the boxes. The pictures depict legends of the country, fairy tales, religious scenes as well as the arts. This box shows a group of people in traditional garments, dancing with a dog and accordion in the winter time on a black lacquer background. This is a nice oval box with some wear on the top. There is crazing on the top of the box. It is 6 ½” x 3” and weighs 5.56 ounces.

  • Measures: 6 ½” x 3”
  • Weight: 5.56 ounces
  • Russian Lacquer Box
  • Hand Painted
  • Hallmark: Signed by Artist
  • Condition: Gentle Wear
Weight1 lbs