Trinity Sergiev-Posad Monastery (Троице-сергиев монастырь сергиев посад). Pokerwork, also known as pyrography, has been around for 500 years as a decorative element. It was in the late 19th century that painting combined with pokerwork became popular. The main ornamental composition is drawn in the wood with a heated needle. This picture is then painted in simple or complex color schemes, then coated with lacquer. Common themes include Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, with its powerful and ancient fortress walls from the 15th-18th centuries. Other compositions depict folk festivals, fairy tales, and village themes. Trinity Sergiev-Posad Monastery. Carved "shkatulka" (Шкатулка) footed hinged box with pokerwork, painting, and clear lacquer. Made in the "Zagorsk Toy Factory No. 1". High-quality production. 6¾" x 6¾" x 2¼".
Note: number written inside top lid of box, also a different number on one of the feet. Date of 1991 stamped on bottom in purple.