Most amazing turned wood apple with a fantastic collection of the most minute vessels I think I have ever seen. The diameter of the smallest plate in the foreground, for example, is just 1.2 cm. As you can see in the second photo, the writing on the side is in Russian script, reading, I think, "I (or E) Trafimov". My computer won't type in cyrillic font (or at any rate, I don't know how to get it to). He was probably the maker. I find this very interesting as I never knew where these little treasures were made, but I think this makes sense. Another case of craftsmen making use of, in this case probably larch wood, off-cuts. It really is a tour de force. The apple itself is 4.2 cm in diameter and about 3 cm high, and there are 28 individual pieces. They are shown here with a 20p piece which is 1 cm in diameter.
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