This is a beautifully hand painted Russian black lacquer box, with some age, of a monumental scale compared to the normal dresser box sizes. Both the bride and the much older groom are holding the traditional candles that symbolize the spritual willingness of the couple to receive Christ. The painting is simply superb, with wonderful details and an overall feel of the ceremony and its guests. Please note the detail in the brides right hand palm, as well as the care with which the light-deprived background figures and architectural forms have been executed. There are no discernible village, subject, or artist identification marks on the box, but the painting style is likely distinctive enough to be recognized by one with Russian lacquer box expertise infinitely greater than mine.
The box itself is sound. The hinges, which allow the box to be opened right to left rather than front to back, are tight and functional. There are a couple of small dings to the black lacquer.
The bottom of the box has a small round metal, probably copper, foot in each corner. Please feel free to ask questions. 7 3/8 X 6 5/8 X 3 3/8. The item "Vintage Russian Lacquered Box With Handpainted Wedding Scene" is in sale since Sunday, May 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".The seller is "phipsi3740" and is located in Bloomington, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.