The image on the lid is a finely hand painted view over St Petersburg. The body of the box is lacquered in a glossy black finish with a red interior. The box has a push type release catch and large metal hinges. It is on the larger side for so could easily be used to store jewellery etc. Good condition overall, crazing to the image and some light surface marks, commensurate with age, a little wear to the gilt label inside but still legible, tiny chip to the outer lacquer at the front.
Lovely piece for the collector, a very fine example, from a very renowned maker. The item "Antique Russian lacquer tobacco box, hand painted, Vishnyakov, St Petersburg" is in sale since Thursday, September 19, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Russian". The seller is "stolenatticuk" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.