Russian laquer box was executed on the famous Russian imperial manufacrture Wasili Osipowitsch Wischnjakow and sons, ca. in 1862-1888. A lacquer papier-mashe box used as container for storage and igniting of matches, on the hinged lid- hand-painted miniature with Russian peasant beauty. Red interior of box, which probably was refreshed and therefore the firm stamp was over-painted .Literature (in Russian) about history of Russian laquer miniature manufactures see under link:
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: w 3 3/4" x d. 3 3/4" " x h 3 1/8" (9,5 x 9,5 x 8 cm) .
Condition: in good condition.