This uniquely shaped and beautifully hand painted Russian lacquer box is inlaid with Mother of Pearl which creates a reflection in the sky above the little village and behind the trees. The clouds are pink and purple and the snow on the ground and on the roofs is a bright deep blue. This unique box is created from a whole shell which forms the lid of the box - and there is even a scene painted on the inside of the lid. (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.) 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. This box is signed by the artist and the style of painting - FEDOSKINO - is written on the bottom of the box. This box measures approximately 4.75 inches long by 3.5 inches wide by just under 2 inches deep.
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