This is a small lacquer box of Russian origin. As lacquer boxes go this one is colorful, if not as elaborate as its larger cousins. It was probably meant as a souvenir item, and it is rather cute. It might possibly depict the legend of Sivka-Burka, the magic horse. Or maybe not! It measures about 4 3/4 inches long by 3 inches deep and about 1 1/2 inches tall. It has the typical red interior. As it is not one of the type that is extremely fine and painstakingly made, we've priced it as a genuine Russian novelty. But it is signed in Russian and quite pretty - and a joy to behold!
A Small Intricately Painted Russian Lacquer Box