St Petersburg lacquer box hand painted miniature Russian decorative Art

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St Petersburg small 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 leaf within the picture and for patterns on the lid and borders
• 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 2.8" x H 2.8" x W 1.2" (7 x 7 x 3 cm)

Sights depicted: Bronze Horseman, Palace Bridge, Admiralty, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Stock Exchange, Rostral Column

The inscription in gold below the miniature painting: St Petersburg, Kholui, artist's name

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