This interesting box painted by a talented Fedoskino artist Oleg Nechaev.It depicts several characters from the popular Russian fairy-tale "Frog Princess".
Here we can see the beautiful princess, Prince Ivan, Kashey the Deathless and the princess in the body of the Frog.
The scene is mostly painted in contrast oils-black, white and green.The artist has masterfully used golden paint to highlight the details of the characters.
The box's sides are decorated with so called "scan patterns" composed of tiny beads and romps hand punched from silver metal sheets and then painstakingly affixed by hand to the box.
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. The lid is hinged to the left of the scene, and rests flat. Signed with the artist's name and title "Princess Frog" under the composition. Size 8.5 x 6 x 3 inches ( 22 x 15 x 8 cm). Made in Russia.