Oval Russian Lacquer Box Magic Pony and Feather of a Firebird, Made in Russia Kholui Village
Box measures approx. 2-7/8 inch wide, 1-5/16 inch deep, and 1-5/8 inch high, with an interior that is painted in the typical red color. Both the exterior and interior are in excellent condition, with no notably wear and no chips, cracks, crazing, marks, or scratches noted. Originally purchased (likely in the late 1980s, early 1990s) through Nieman Marcus for $255 and is accompanied by its original cotton-lined box.
My appreciation to Alexey of Russian Lacquer Art who assisted in the translation of both the artist and region. For those who enjoy a fascinating fairy tale, following is the story of "A Little Humpbacked Pony," which served as the inspiration for this sweet Russian lacquer box: