Uniquely hand-painted Russian lacquer box made from papier-mache. Measures 4 1/2 x 3 x 1 inches. Signed by the famous artist J.Beloff. The smaller details are painted under a magnifying glass with a one-hair brush. There is a beatiful golden pheasant, standing on the rock, depicted on the cover. The sides of this box are beautifully decorated by painting with gold filigree. 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.