Hand-painted Russian lacquer box made from papier-mache. It measures 2 x 3 x 1 1/3 inches. Signed by the artist Yu.Belov. The smaller details are painted under a magnifying glass with a one-hair brush. A beautiful American Robin sitting on the branch of the tree 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. Painted in the studio of Nickolai Gurgeiff, St.Petersburg, Russia.