Beautiful Russian lacquer box made from papier-mache. Signed by the artist. The box measures 3 3/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 inches. The smaller details are painted under a magnifying glass with a one hair brush. After the final painting is done eight to ten separate coats of lacquer are applied, each one having dried and being sanded smooth before the next one is applied. These boxes are truly a work of art. Painted in the studio of Nickolai Gurgeiff, St.Petersburg, Russia.