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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A group of four papier-mâché lacquer snuff-boxes

    BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, MID AND LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of four papier-mâché lacquer snuff-boxes
    by the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, mid and late 19th century
    Rectangular, each decorated on the hinged cover, the first, painted with a portrait of Tsar Nicholas I in the uniform, the interior painted to simulate tortoiseshell; the second, with a cameo depicting Alexander the Great, within a gold and blue enamel bezel; another, smaller, painted with a coachman in tradional blue coat and a red hat, each marked inside cover; and a miniature example painted with a soldier and his horse at rest, apparently unmarked
    3¼ in. (8.3 cm) to 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) long (4)


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