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A Russian country scene in orange with black buildings and barren trees is the picture on this lacquer box. 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 the intricate detail of colorful artwork 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. This round box is 4 ¾” diameter and weighs 5.1 ounces. $39.99

  • Measures: 4 ¾” diameter
  • Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Russian Lacquer Box
  • Hand Painted
  • Hallmark: Made in Russia
  • Condition: Great
Weight1 lbs