Extremely large and unusual round shape Imperial lacque box with masterfully hand-painted antique view of the Moscow Kremlin, this rarity was executed on the famous Russian imperial manufacrture Wasili Osipowitsch Wischnjakow and sons ,created ca. in 1870s. A lacquer papier-mashe box depicting a winter troika on the hinged lid. On the reverse side of the cover is firma stamp with four exhibition medals
Literature (in Russian) about history of Russian laquer miniature manufactures see under link: http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/alliksana/post121443380/
Inscription: on the reverse of the cover - stamp of Wischnjakow manufacture.
Technique: lacque, oil on papier-mashe ( a construction material that consists of pieces of paper, sometimes reinforced with textiles, stuck together using a wet paste (e.g., glue, starch, or wallpaper adhesive). The crafted object becomes solid when the paste dries).
Measurements: diameter 8 1/4" , high 3 3/4" ( diameter 21 cm, high 9,5 cm).