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Russian Lacquer Box, Signed Hand Painted from the Village мстера (Mstera)

This is a beautiful Russian lacquer box that was purchased in Russia when it was still part of the USSR in the late 1980s. The scene depicted on the box is one of a fairy tale about a prince. It shows the prince on his horse riding at night through a forest with the bearded man looking down and motioning. Six characters are sitting with a box, which they appear ready to open. The box was made in the Russian village of Mstera, which is near the other three famous villages that made Russian lacquer boxes (Palekh, Fedoskino, and Kholui). This box is in beautiful condition. Hand-painted art work on the top of the black lacquer box, with the interior of the box in red. The art work is delicate and and colorful.

The village name мстера is located in the lower left of the box, and the painter's name B. Yaator is located on the lower right hand side. At the top edge of the box the is description of the fairy tale: Ode to the Lemi Prince Yogatrayakh. I am not sure of my translation. But it there for a colleague to translate for you.

Inside the box is the receipt received upon purchase of the box in Russia. The box measures 3 7/8 inches long, 1 15/16 inches wide, and 1 3/8 inches high. On the bottom of the box is a stamp which says "Made in USSR" with the number 572 below. The letters APT in Russian mean Art.

This is a very high quality box. I have the original red cardboard box which is lined with cotton to protect the lacquer box. This is a rare treasure from the USSR.

ITEM ID
SL-006858
COLOR
Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Orange, Red
ORIGIN
Russia • Russian
PURPOSE
Boxes
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Russian Lacquer Box, Signed Hand Painted from the Village мстера (Mstera)

$395

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