Beautiful Russian lacquer box made from a papier-mache material. Side painting of leaves. The box measures 2 5/8 " square x 1" deep. Painting of this design can take several days to create. 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 St. Petersburg, Russia in the studio of Nickolai Gurgeiff. Signed by the artist.