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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A group of papier mâché and lacquer including a portrait miniature box

    BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, MID 19TH CENTURY, THE MINIATURE BY C. VERNET; BY THE FEDOSKINO ARTEL OF THE FORMER LUKUTIN FACTORY, 1913; CONTINENTAL, CIRCA 1815; VISHNIAKOV, MOSCOW, 1872

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of papier mâché and lacquer including a portrait miniature box
    by the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, mid 19th century, the miniature by C. Vernet; by the Fedoskino Artel of the Former Lukutin Factory, 1913; Continental, circa 1815; Vishniakov, Moscow, 1872
    A circular box, the detachable cover set with an oval miniature of Octave de Choiseul-Gouffier as a child, with blue sash and order, signed and inscribed, lower right, the border, sides and base applied with silver paillons; a rectangular snuff-box with rounded corners, the hinged cover, sides and base applied with piqué silver stars and dots, the side angles and thumb-piece with flowers, the interior painted to simulate tortoiseshell, both marked inside covers; a circular rounded box, the cover painted with an officer holding two horses, marked under base; another, similar, smaller, depicting Alexander I on the horseback; a circular snuff-box, the cover finely painted with a portrait of Count Platov; two circular metal studs painted with peasants, all apparently unmarked and an oval brooch painted with troika in the snow, marked on the reverse
    2¾ (9.5 cm.) to 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diameter
    The inside of the cover of the box with miniature of Octave de Choiseul with the Russian inscription which translates as 'Received from Tosin'ka 13 March 1848'. (8)


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    For a note on Count Platov see lot 94.

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    Provenance

    The box with the miniature of Octave de Choiseul-Gouffier:
    Christie's, South Kensington, Objects of Vertu, Miniatures & Icons, 9 July, 1996, lot 50