A lovely vintage black Russian box painted by the Russian Collection, artist Basargina, (SAKVA Company circa 1999). The Fedoskino style miniature painting depicts the Bell Tower (dedicated to Ivan, the Great) in Moscow Kremlin. Trimmed with beautiful gilt floral bordering. The interior with hinged lid is solid bright red, creating a rich quality item. This piece measures 5 1/4” l x 2 1/2” w x 1” d and is in very good condition everywhere except the bottom. The bottom has a small chip and scratches with some residual glue, but none of that is noticeable lying flat. Made in Russia signed on bottom.
FYI: The art of lacquered miniatures is several millennia old, arriving in Russia during the 18 Century. Since then Russian lacquered articles have won a place for themselves in world culture. The miniature works of Fedoskino artists are in private collections and Museums around the World.