This lovely Russian hand painted and hand crafted lacquer box features an old world winter Russian village scene and is inlaid with a rainbow of Mother of Pearl. This quiet village features a Russian Orthodox Church with a couple of golden Onion Domes, homes and buildings, horse drawn sleighs and villagers walking along the snow covered streets of the village. The Mother of Pearl is inlaid into the papier-mache lid before painting and can be seen in the sky, behind the buildings and the icy roadway. 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. This beautifully detailed box is hand painted and signed by the artist. The colors are fabulous and the light reflects wonderfully off the Mother of Pearl creating a rainbow of color! (Please see close-up pictures below - pictures have been taken at different angles and in different lights to show the reflection of the mother of pearl more clearly.) Along the bottom of the lid and on the bottom of the box, the title, style of painting used - FEDOSKINO, and the artist's signature are painted. This box measures approximately 5 inches by 3.1 inches by 1.1 inches deep.
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