Hand-painted Russian lacquer box made from papier-mache. It is made in the oval shape and has very popular and expensive blank. It measures 4 1/2 x 3 x 1 inches. Signed by the famous artist Yu. Belov. The smaller details are painted under a magnifying glass with a one-hair brush. The Blue Eyed Cockatoo 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.