Artist: [A. Apozdob]. Papier-mache, tempera, lacquer. c. 1994. Box Number: 1539. Length: 4 15/16", Depth: 3", Height: 1 1/8". Hinged box features a miniature narrative scene depicting a couple flanked by additional figures amidst a variety of landscapes, hand painted in color with gold detailing on a black ground, gold border ornamentation, and a red interior. Maker's marks include the artist signature and date to lower right, city name and box number to lower left, and "Made in Russia" to underside, all in gold paint.
Fair Condition; box displays a chip to the top right corner of lid, discoloration to the lacquer on additional corners, adhesive mark on the interior lid, and overall wear consistent with age and use. Condition reports are available from Stefek's upon request. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion, and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Stefek's Ltd. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.