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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    A group of papier-mâché boxes and pair of studs


    Price Realised  


    A group of papier-mâché boxes and pair of studs
    By the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, mid and late 19th century
    An oblong snuff-box with rounded ends, the hinged cover with raised details and finely painted with The Tsar's Courier adapted from the print by Alexander Orlovskii, the interior painted to simulate tortoiseshell; another, painted with a similar scene, on black ground, with silver interior, the title inscribed in the cover; a large rectangular red laquered box, the hinged cover finely painted with a summer troika scene, with silver paillons around the key-hole; a rectangular blue laquer box, the cover painted with a troika in winter, all marked inside covers; another, painted with another version of The Tsar's Courier; and two studs painted with a dancing peasant and balalaika player, apparenly unmarked
    9 1/8 in. (13.2 cm.) long to 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diameter (7)

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