Lovely vintage brooch dating from the 1970s.  This black Russian hand painted brooch is signed on the back. It has the painters name and also says Hand made in Russia. These brooches traditionally feature a black lacquer background and painted flowers or scenes. This one is a lovely example of Russian folk art and features blue and pink flowers with a gold surround. It is in very good condition - there is a tiny bit of blue paint missing on one of the flowers but is still beautifully shiny.These were made with papier mache and the pin is actually an embedded safety pin! The brooch weighs 8 grams. It  measures 6.5 cm x 4 cm at its widest.   Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.