An antique Russian lacquer box from the Lukutin workshop circa 1894-1902. The painting on the top is a scene from the legend of Stepan Razin. Hinged box has an ornamental design of small inlaid metal pieces (skan) around the sides. Approx. 6.75" x 3.35" x 1.95". The oil painting is illuminated with a ground of aluminum powder and gold leaf. The box is made of traditional papier mache with a black lacquer exterior and a red lacquer interior. The maker's marks under the lid include three Imperial double headed eagle emblems with the monogram (N) referring to the reign of Tsar Nicholas II and the words "Factory of N. Lukutinå" in Cyrillic script. The box is in excellent condition overall with one large chip on the edge under the lid and one very minor chip in the lacquer on the top. Normal crazing of the lacquer due to age does not affect the integrity of the box or painting.