This bright and colorful Russian lacquer box is inlaid with an entire shell of Mother of Pearl which creates a reflection off the lid. The Mother of Pearl can be seen reflecting off the sky behind the trees as well as off the lake below. The trees and grass are the bright green of summer and the wooden hunting cabin is perched on the edge of the lake. And there is even a scene painted on the inside of the lid! 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 Mother of Pearl is inlaid into the papier-mache lid before painting. (See the pictures below. Various pictures have been taken from different angles in an effort to avoid flash reflection and shadow and show the Mother of Pearl reflecting in the light.) This box is signed by the artist and the style of painting - FEDOSKINO - are written on the bottom of the box. This box measures approximately 4.75 inches long by 3.25 inches wide by just under 2 inches deep.
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