One of the many lacquer boxes we recently obtained from an estate. This box is a portrait of a "Man & A Woman with Wine Glass".
The box has a nice gold filigree on the top of the box and on the edges of the box. The original cost of this box was $340.
This box is excellent inside and out except for one small 1/2 inch scrape on the inside cover about an inch from the edge and this is evident in the photo of the box. Any marks of white in the photo's are glare from the lighting, not imperfections.
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“Russian lacquer boxes are some of the most beautiful and distinctive of that country’s art in the last century. The boxes feature some of the most intricate miniature paintings with varying themes including portraits, fairy tales, country-life, landscapes and art masterpieces.
The boxes get their names from the many layers of lacquer that are applied to both the inside and outside of the boxes.
It can take six to eight weeks to craft a box out of papier mache. This material can withstand changes in atmospheric conditions and avoid cracking.
The paintings on the boxes bring the real personal value to each individually painted box. It takes hours and hours of time and patience to create one of these exquisite paintings on a box.” Enjoy!