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This elegant box has been made by Valentin Tikhomirova from the village of Mstera.
The work is called playing cards and it shows young kids plating cards.
The figures are painted in bright blue paints against the pale background.
The scene is framed with a gold line, the edges of a lid are decorated with gold dot ornament.The sides of the lid and the box's sides are adorned with gold ornamentation.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work.
A hinge is fastened to the top of the composition, and the box rests on a flat bottom.
The work is signed with the artist name, Mstera and titled ("Playing cards") by the artist.