This is a lovely vintage, round Russian black lacquer trinket box with a hand painted scene on the top, that is signed. The scene depicts a couple, perhaps a Czar, king and queen with a castle in the background. It features terrific detail. The signatures and title that are hand written on this piece are difficult to interpret as they are in Russian we think. A possible artist name for this piece looks like 'Metepa'. The second word looks like 'Kyneh'. Please examine our close up photographs of the writing on this box. This round box measures 2 1/4 inches in diameter and is about 1 1/2 inches tall. Inside the box is painted red with black on all the edges of the sides. The condition is excellent, like new with no chips or cracks. The finish is shiny and bright. This is a terrific example of black lacquer artwork and a wonderful addition to any collection!