This is a Stunning Russian Lacquer Box, USSR at the time. It is in great condition and very detailed. It is 4 7/8″ x 3 1/4 and 1 1/2″ tall. There are no chips or damage to the lacquer. The colors are vivid and stunning.
The boxes show the weaving exotic ferns and brightly colored shrubs and bushes in the magic forest, as well as the exquisitely delineated folds of the hero’s clothes.
It is The Fire-bird, an ancient fairy tale, upon which is based the magnificent ballet by Igor Stravinsky. The young hero, Prince Ivan, crosses the mountains and fields to find the magic forest in which the legendary Firebird lives. His aim is to obtain a feather from the Firebird, by means of which he can lift the spell which has been placed on his Beloved. The fabulous Firebird symbolizes freedom and joy.
If there are any mistakes, my apologies. The boxes I am listing are from the estate of a woman that lived in Russia during the 1970’s. They are all from the series of the “Firebird” fairy tale.