This fabulous Russian mother of pearl lacquer box features a city scene from St. Petersburg including their famous cathedrals and their historical wharf and waterfront! This box is made from an whole Mother of Pearl shell and the scene is painted on top of it! IT IS A GORGEOUS BOX! Russian lacquer boxes are famous for the many layers of painting and the layers of lacquer between each layer of painting. These numerous layers give the 3D impression of depth. Some boxes have over 10 layers of lacquer between the layers of paint. The colors are fantastic and the light reflects wonderfully off the Mother of Pearl creating a rainbow of color! (See the numerous pictures below. Pictures have been taken from different angles so the reflection can be seen more clearly.) Hand painted along the bottom of the lid is the title of the box and the artist's signature. This box measures approximately 5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide by 2.25 inches tall.
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