MAKES A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR THE COLLECTOR! MADE IN USSR (Made during Cold War when it was the'USSR', not Russia). Please note the reflection off the camera & lighting cause this box to appear wavy or damaged -- it is. It is only the affect of my inexpensive digital camera.Designer: Russian Kholui Black Lacquer Russian Box; Handmade, hand painted; Signed on bottom of front, top lid--see close up in photos. Photo 9 states: "Made in USSR". The original Russian paperwork, that was included with this box, is shown in photos 3 and in closeup in photo 4. This depicts the epic battle of Ruslan as he fights the Giant Head to rescue the Princess Ludmila. Measures about 5.25 Long x 3 5/8 Wide x nearly 2 Deep. Note this is considered an antique or vintage item: it was made when the Soviet Bloc was called the USSR ; NOT after the wall fell and is now broken up and the region where these are made is called Russia. Given this was made at the time of the cold war, when it was called the " USSR , " it is a more valuable Russian piece of functional art. Condition: This genuine Russian Kholui black lacquer box, made during the Cold War in the USSR , has been on a display table and moved only for cleaning. Is in very good preowned condition with only 1 minor scrape/chip on the edge --shown & pointed to in photo 12. That's the only problem I see.
Note these are a bit delicate and I advise not to use or open these frequently. Please view all photos are they best show the exquisite painting, gorgeous details, extravagant design and the otherwise excellent condition. I bought this in St.Petersburg, Russia in January 2000. My home is 100% smoke free and items are properly stored in a pet-free environment in a cedar-lined closet. Material/Size: Hand Painted Black Lacquer Box with Hinged Lid (see photo 8; I point to the hinges) The. Measurements are: Length: 5 1/4"; Width: 3 5/8"; Depth: 1 7/8.
DESCRIPTION: This authentic Russian black lacquer box portrays a segment of the epic fairy tale about Princess Ludmila and her brave knight, Ruslan. Ludmila was abducted and imprisoned by an evil wizard.
She is now guarded against her will by The Giant Head. In the meantime Ruslan, riding his gorgeous stallion with sword in hand as he attempts to rescue her from the evil wizard by battling with The Giant Head. The fable stems from a well known poem by the famous Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin. ; Ruslan i Lyudmila is a poem by. It is written as an epic.It tells the story of the abduction of Ludmila, the daughter of. And the attempt by the brave knight Ruslan to find and rescue her. The slight chip or scratch is shown in several photos, including 1, 2, 5, and a close up in photo 12. See photos 7, 8, and 9 to view. Which are painted in gold.
Note: The certificate of authenticity containing information written in Russian is included (see photos 3, 4). According to this certificate, it was made in 1986; which was. Prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the end of the USSR. This was made during the Cold War, which makes this beautifully painted authentic Russian lacquer box more valuable and rare; and a memorable piece of history, compared to those made after the Cold War ended. Please view all zoomable photos as they are integral and important to the description of the design details and condition.
Some photos may have been lightened to help show detail. Photos 2 was taken with a soda can to help provide a visual measurement. Item will be carefully packaged, gift wrapped, enclosed in a water-resistant bag, and placed in a secure box. APO address within the USA or overseas. Photos are integral to the design details and condition.
The item "RUSSIAN Kholui Black LACQUER Signed Box RUSLAN Big Head, LUDMILA Fairy Tale USSR" is in sale since Wednesday, August 31, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "profitz55" and is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.