This bright orange and yellow hand painted Russian lacquer box painted with a lovely young lady surrounded by white and yellow lilies. The box is inlaid with Mother of Pearl throughout the entire lid and causes the lady's dress to shimmer in the light. The Mother of Pearl is inlaid into the papier-mache lid before painting. 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. (Pictures have been taken at different angles to show how the Mother of Pearl Glows!) This box is hand painted and signed by the artist along the bottom of the lid and is also signed on the bottom. This box measures approximately 5.75 inches long by just under 2.75 inches wide by just over 1 inch deep.
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