This amazing and beautifully hand painted Russian lacquer box is inlaid with Mother of Pearl which creates a bright and colorful sky above the cabins and behind the trees. The sunset is also reflected off the lake below the cabins in bright pinks and purples. There is also a fantastic scene painted on the inside of the lid. This unique box is created from a whole shell which forms the lid of the box. (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 and lid of the box. This box measures approximately 6.75 inches long by 4.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep.
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