Decorative Painted Box "Veliky Ustyug". A painting of the Troitse-Gledensky Monastery (Троице-Гледенский монастырь) founded in the 12th century. The architectural ensemble of the monastery originates from 17th and 18th centuries. It is located at the confluence of the Sukhona and the Yug Rivers, close to the town of Veliky Ustyug.
The painting is on a hinged pine box covered with thin celluloid panels to resemble malachite. The overall effect is quite interesting. Made at the "Экспериментальная Фабрика Художественных Изделий Великоустюгские Узоры" ("Experimental Factory of Art Products Veliky Ustyug Patterns"). Circa 1991 or earlier. Makes a genuinely unique gift! 3¼" square x 2½". 1 only, as shown.