Important Rare Russian Palekh Lacquer Box Alexander Kotokhin 1926 Hand Painted. Offered is an important Russian lacquer box hand painted by Alexander kotokhin and dated in 1926.An additional number 1708 is on the left corner. The production of the lacquer box startted in Palekh in 1924, so this piece is an early work from the region. The top of the box measures a little over 4.25'' x 3 3/16'' at the widest (as it has a curving side at one end); the bottom measures about a little over 4.25'' x a bit over 2 15/16''. The painting is remarkable in details and colors, the box appears to be wrapped in a cloth at some point and somehow heated hence the marks of the cloth transferred to the box surface as waving and indentation marks as shown in the images. There are age appropriate wears shown in the images. The inside of the box has a slight Japanese incense aroma remaining. I do not declare the value of the item falsely. Minor inaccuracy in measurements, numbers of pages, and slight foxing and expected wears and tears over age are not considered as gross mistakes in descriptions. I uphold the right to retrieve any items at any time of the sales for any reason that I see fit. The item "Important Rare Russian Palekh Lacquer Box Alexander Kotokhin 1926 Hand Painted" is in sale since Saturday, March 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "coincidental_discovery" and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped to United States.