Papier-mache and lacquer; hand painted
1 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 in (3.5 x 10 x 7.5 cm)
Weight: 3.3 oz (0.1 kg)
Product Code: 000553
Availability: In Stock

The artistry, the painting and the unique technique behind the Russian lacquered miniature have fused to reproduce, on the surface of this original box, one of the most wonderful views in St Petersburg – the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Neva River. Thanks to the special technique of applying clear glaze paints, using a mother-of-pearl underlay and painstaking polishing, the image becomes particularly deep and expressive. The austere outline of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the very heart of Petersburg, rises up before the eye against the cold northern sky and is reflected in the leaden waters of the majestic Neva. The complex golden ornamentation that contrasts against the black background, bestows on the box additional elegance and splendor. 

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