Russian lacquer box in the style of Palekh depicting a fairy tale scene. Palekh is a village near Moscow and is known for its unique style , features and vivid colors with fairy tale themes.The boxes are made of papier-mâché and go through a seven-step process to produce the finely crafted boxes for the artists to paint upon. They are traditionally finished with a coat of black lacquer on the outside and red on the inside The box has beautiful vivid colors and a filigree gold leaf design on the rim. The box is signed and dated at the 20th century.It is in perfect condition.
Diameter: 7,1"(180 mm), Height: 2"(50 mm)
Russian lacquer box in Palekh style, 20th century