One of the many lacquer boxes we recently obtained from an estate. This box is the "Portrait of a Victorian Lady ". Signed but we can't distinguish signature.
Extremely clear and detailed painting of this Victorian Lady. The original cost of this box was $210. Unusual curved top on this box.
This box is excellent inside and out. One very slight scrape on top below the signature. Only noticed under extreme lightening. 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!
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