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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    A group of four papier-mâché lacquer boxes, a pair of napkin rings and a vesta-tray

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of four papier-mâché lacquer boxes, a pair of napkin rings and a vesta-tray
    By The Lukutin Factory, Moscow, mid to late 19th century
    A cylindrical box, the detachable cover painted with a view of the Kremlin; another, smaller, with two young girls with an alphabet book; a rounded example, the cover painted with At the fence after K. Trutovskii, all marked inside covers; a pair of blue ground napkin rings, painted with a balalaika player and a mother holding a child, marked on reverse; a rectangular snuff-box, the interior painted to imitate tortoiseshell, the hinged cover depicting a water-carrier with yoke; and a metallic green tray on four feet with a vesta-box and a striker; each marked inside cover
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) to 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) diameter (7)


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