Black and White Borzoi Brooch. The borzoi, also known as the Russian wolfhound, was popular with the Russian aristocracy. A high-quality brooch painted in Mstera. Elaborate freehand gold border ornamentation. With the classic embedded safety pin closure on the back, which dates it to around 1991 or earlier. Papier-mache, tempera paints, gold paints, clear lacquer. 2¼" x 1½". 1 only. Gift boxed.