A lovely oval Russian lacquer papier-mâché box from the Russian village of Kholui, exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of Ivan and his loyal, magic pony as they came upon the bright glowing feather of the fabled firebird. Hand-painted by artist T. Gordienko, this box is most unusual in that the artist chose a deep mahogany brown background on which to portray this captivating fairy tale scene. (Serious collectors will likely recognize that this is indeed a hard-to..
Another lovely Russian lacquer box from the village of Kholui, this lacquered box featuring a pair of dainty birds perched on a branch of blooming delicate flowers. The birds face each other, beak to beak, appearing as though the one bird may be feeding its mate.Box is constructed of papier-mâché and measures approx. 2-3/4 inch long, 1-5/16 inch wide, and 7/8 inch high, with both the exterior and interior finished in a matching rich red color. This box is in beautiful conditi..