I am still working on the shell sculpture.
When you get the time, please answer my request for more information there.
I hope to get to this one as soon as I finish the shell one.
I have moved on to the Russian box here.
Please tell me if there are any numbers or letters anywhere on the box?
Does the box feel light?
I am trying to help you determine if the box is authentic.
Have you looked for numbers or letters?
The "real deals"were only made in four cities. Their marks should be on the box.
It may be that your box was made as late as the 1990s, in which case, the city name mark would not apply.
Let me know. Look carefully in the design.
Here is the box question.
Let's finish this one.
I hope you are OK.
If another professional enters our exchanges after my answer here, please feel free to tell them you are working with me, if you wish.