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The fine and detailed art of painting on papier-m ché boxes was originated in Russia in the late 1700’s. This box is from the Palekh School and shows a man in traditional garments; yellow turban with matching cape and a blue cassock on a black lacquer background. 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 is a nice round box with little wear and it truly a work of art. It is 3” in diameter and weighs 2.6 ounces. $19.99

  • Measures: 3”
  • Weight: 2.6 ounces
  • Russian Lacquer Box
  • Hand Painted
  • Hallmark: Signed by Artist
  • Condition: Gentle Wear
Weight1 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in