This is a very nice vintage, Russian black lacquer box with a hand painted scene on the top, that is signed. The scene depicts Russian brick buildings with 'onion' domed towers. It is wonderfully detailed to show textures and leaves. The signatures and title that are hand written on this piece are difficult to interpret as they are in Russian we think. Please examine our close up photographs of the writing on this box. This rectangular, fancy shaped box measures 3 1/8 by 1 5/8 inches and is about 1 1/4 inches tall. The village scene measures 2 7/8 by 1 3/8 inches. Inside the box is painted red with black on all the edges of the sides. The sides of this box have a great curved shape. The condition is excellent overall except for the bottom left corner of the top lid where it has a slight crush. The hairline does not show on the under side. The finish is shiny and bright. This is an excellent box to add to any black lacquer artwork or Russian collection!