Lacquer box St Petersburg collectible jewelry Kholui Russian miniature art

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St Petersburg city lacquer box 

  • Entirely handmade
  • Handcrafted and shaped from papier-mache
  • Cloaked in rich smooth black lacquer outside and red inside
  • Thoroughly dried after each coat (up to 10 coats before painting starts)
  • Hand-painted with freshly made egg tempera
  • Embellished with patterns made from gold leaf
  • Artfully detailed with gold accents within the miniature
  • Many times covered with a clear glossy lacquer finish
  • Polished by hand to the smooth and even condition
  • Lift-off lid
  • Certificate inside
  • Signed by artist


Dimensions:  L 1.2 x H 3.1 x W 1.5 inches (3 x 8 x 3.8 cm)

The gold text that decorates the sides of the box is written in Russian and means St Petersburg on one side and Founded in the 1703 year on another. The writings together with floral ornaments make a beautiful combination.

The box is signed on the lid and inside of the box with: artist's creation, St Petersburg, artist's name, Kholui and sign.

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