This is a Russian lacquer box from the town of Palekh , dating from 1974. This box is large in size at 8x5 inches , and depicts the Russian folk tale, the Swan Maiden. It is an incredibly intricate box, with lovely details and colors used throughout.
It is a personal favorite of mine and has been kept with great care. There is a minor nick to the rim of the lid (see the third photo for details). There are also two scratches on the back (see photo 4). Otherwise, it's in excellent shape.
The artist signed the box at the bottom right, while noting the year towards the middle. Please feel free to ask any questions you have about this piece. I appreciate for your interest! The item "Large 8x5 Hand Painted Russian Lacquer Box Palekh 1974 Swan Maiden" is in sale since Sunday, February 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".The seller is "treasuredart" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.