Store Maintained By : Ellis Antique. RUSSIAN PAPER MACHE HAND MADE MSTERSKAYA LACQUER BOX TROIKA. Offered here is a beautifully hand made and painted Russian lacquer box. The title of the painting is Troika and depicts Ivan Tsareyvich, a fairy tale hero, who wanders the forests saving princesses and other fair maidens from evil doers.
This is an example of this sort of box as made by the Msterskaya Artist Workshop. The artist is Shmel'kov. Made in the early 1980s and brought back from the USSR by an American of Russian descent, this lacquer box comes with the typical cardboard box these items came in but this one is not original to this lacquer box (which has some numbers written on it in ink).
Item measures approximately: 1 3/16" (height) x 3 3/8" (diameter). It is in fair condition with several chips to the finish and flaking of lacquer on the edges of the rim. Still, it remains a lovely box and would make an attractive addition to any household or collection. The item "VINTAGE RUSSIAN PAPER MACHE HAND MADE MSTERSKAYA LACQUER BOX TROIKA 1980's" is in sale since Monday, April 09, 2012.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "ellisantique" and is located in Collingswood, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.