It is marked in several places. However, most of the markings are illegible to me. I can, of course, read the gold hand painted letting in the center of he bottom that reads, "Made in USSR".
The other lettering, I suppose are the Fedoskino factory name and the artist signature. However, what's great is that the original sales receipt from Russia is still with the box. There is hand written information and a stamp on one side and the bold Cyrillic on the right side, however, reads.
With the help of a Cyrillic translator, I was able to discern that it was made at the Fedoskino factory. But, that was about it! The hand painted scene is just gorgeous. It just kind of glows with a wonderful iridescent sheen. There is a church with three spires in the middle ground.Trees in the foreground with a little bird at the foot of one broken tree in the snow. A wide expanse of a desolate lake or flat lands behind the church.
The artist signature is on the right-hand bottom of the scene. I cannot make out enough of it to try to get the name translated, unfortunately. The rest of the box is lacquered in black with the usual bright red interior. A FANCY treasure you must HAVE for yourself or a loved one! There is a small chip to the lacquer on one corner as shown.
There are the usual scratches on the bottom. The hinge has some age patina. However, the hinge works perfectly and the box is otherwise in excellent condition! 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/4 tall.PLEASE NOTE: Any display stands or other props that might be used in the pictures are not included in the sale unless specified. Antique and Pre-Owned Collectible Treasures - A Personally Satisfying, Environmentally Responsible, and Fiscally Smart Investment! And: Please keep in mind, I mostly sell used items. Therefore, the item may have some minor signs of use I think are not worth mentioning. I will always mention, in my description above, anything major that I find whether it is damage or a manufacturing flaw. If you have specific questions in that regard, please ask! I will be happy to give you more detailed information. To save time, I estimate the size and weight of the packaged item and may estimate a little high. If I underestimate, I do NOT request additional funds. The name "Fancy Endeavours" came to me as I searched for ways to convey my love for the art and products of human enterprise in a smaller, easy to remember title. From music, architecture, and paintings, to ceramics, jewelry, modes of transportation, clothing and accessories, to the little gadgets you see in "As Seen on TV" ads and everything in between; the things we create and have created in the past to make our lives easier and more beautiful are evidence of free human endeavor and a tangible connection to man's history of advancement. Navy experience, love of all things nautical, and by the popularity of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Disneyland ride and the movies. This disturbing trend can not, no, will not survive. I wish to do my part to celebrate and remind anyone who does happen upon my little corner of the internet that without man's creativity, our lives would be bleak and hard beyond imagining. And, really, why shouldn't these talented and creative people, and those that come after, profit from their efforts? However, they were made by their creators for the purpose and intention of making lives. Theirs and ours easier and/or more beautiful. I passionately adore free enterprise, in all its forms. I hope you will enjoy these offerings of "Fancy Endeavours" and what they represent! The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. Mencken (September 12, 1880 January 29, 1956). Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? Youd better get it straight that its not a bunch of boy scouts that youre up against and then youll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. Were after power and we mean it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of lawbreakers and then you cash in on the guilt. Thats the game, and once you understand it, youll be much easier to deal with. Floyd Ferris to Hank Reardon in Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand (February 2, 1905 to March 6, 1982). I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
Buckley (November 24, 1925 February 27, 2008). Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell (25 June 1903 21 January 1950). The item "USSR Fedoskino Russian Lacquer Box with Winter Snow Church Scene" is in sale since Friday, July 07, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "fancyendeavours" and is located in Ontario, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.