Vintage Russian Lacquer Box Miniature USSR Hand Painted Firebird Signed 1973. Authentic Russian lacquer box painted by traditional techniques on a papier-mache base. This process took an average of six weeks and ensured the most stable medium; it will not warp, expand or contract with the temperature and the linseed oil base renders it impervious to moisture. The boxes were signed by the artists and frequently included the village name as well as the painting's title. Often painted with a brush of one or two squirrel hairs, the boxes depicted folklore, fairy tales, costumes, and traditions.
This box depicted the mythical firebird and measures 5 3/4" in diameter and is 1 3/8" high. Please message me with questions.The item "Vintage Russian Lacquer Box USSR Hand Painted Miniature Firebird Signed 1973" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "chevydef" and is located in Long Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States.