Hand-painted Russian lacquer box made from papier-mache. It measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 inches. Signed by the famous artist Yu. Belov. The smaller details are under a magnifying glass with a one-hair brush. Russian wolfhound borzoi is depicted on the box . After the final painting is done eight or more coats of lacquer are applied, each one having dried and being sanded smooth before the next one is applied.