Russian Lacquerware Box Description and Item Information Up for sale is this beautiful, hand painted Russian lacquer box. Please excuse any glare in the photos. The decoration on the lid depicts a colorful scene, with a troika sled swiftly moving across a rolling landscape of trees; there is a quaint village beyond.
A detailed, scrolling, gold-painted border surrounds this scene. The exterior is black, and the interior is bright red.The special piece measures approximately 9 5/8 inches by 7 3/16 inches by 1 5/8 inches. Unpacked, this box weighs 1 pound 9.9 ounces. This would be a wonderful addition to a collection of Mstera lacquered boxes. Identification This box has notations above and below the troika scene, indicating the title, origin, and artist (see Photo 9). The exact age of this estate item is not known. Beriozka stores were open in Russia from the mid-1960s through the early- to mid-1990s. Condition The box looks very good overall, with light wear overall. There are some fine wear scratches beneath. There is light wear to the interior black lid rim, which touches the box rim when the lid is down. There is very minor wear to the lacquer at the exterior hinge area. Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. Some countries have restrictions or prohibitions on certain classes of merchandise. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Individual computers may display colors differently. The item "LARGE VINTAGE DETAILED COLORFUL TROIKA SLEIGH SCENE RUSSIAN MSTERA LACQUER BOX" is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "craigkc" and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.