An antique Russian lacquer papier mache box/ tea or tobacco caddy, by a Vishniakov factory or early Soviet Russian production. The box is round shaped, with black lacquer exterior.
The lid is decorated by a hand painted scene with two Russian peasant men with a sleigh in a winter landscape. Painted over a leaf of silver. Original sale labels are still attached on the bottom.
Excellent quality work, great attention to detail. The box has some condition issues. The picture on the top lid is in perfect condition, but the lid was cut off from the box as shown on pictures.The painted panel by itself is in very good shape and can be framed separately. Still fully original piece of 19th or early 20th century Russian lacquer.
Size diameter 3 7/8" or 9.6 cm, height 1 1/2" or 37 mm. This box comes as a part of large private collection of Imperial Russian and Soviet lacquer which is being listed concurrently. Add a map to your own listings. The item "ANTIQUE IMPERIAL OR EARLY RUSSIAN LACQUER BOX VISHNIAKOV TEA TOBACCO CADDY ROUND" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2014.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "artiquarius" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.