This breathtaking hand crafted Russian lacquer box is inlaid with Mother of Pearl. The scene hand painted on the lid is that of a couple walking along a path in a beautiful park. The trees, bushes, and grass are all turning golden yellows, oranges, and browns on an autumn afternoon. The Mother of Pearl is inlaid into the papier-mache lid before painting and it makes the path look like it has a coat of ice on it. The Mother of Pearl in the sky and stream looks as if the sun is reflecting off of both of them. (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW - Pictures have been taken at different angles in order to show the light reflecting off the Mother of Pearl and to avoid flash reflection.) 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 box is hand painted and signed by the artist - along the bottom edge of the lid and on the underside of the box. This box measures just over 5.75 inches long by just over 3.5 inches wide by just over 1.25 inches deep.
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