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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including a snuff-box, cigar-case and vesta-case

    BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, MID- TO LATE 19TH CENTURY; BY THE VISHNIAKOV FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1872

    Price Realised  

    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including a snuff-box, cigar-case and vesta-case
    By the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, mid- to late 19th century; by the Vishniakov Factory, Moscow, 1872
    A rare rectangular shaped snuff-box painted throughout to simulate tortoiseshell, the exterior cover with a panel depicting lovers reclining in an oriental setting with white detail to the borders, sides and base; another, oblong with rounded ends, the exterior painted to simulate birch wood; together with a barrel-shape vesta-case, the cover with a girl at a window and a fisherman outside, striker under base; both marked inside covers; a cigar-case of oval section with hinged top, the front with a girl leaning over a fence towards a young traveller, trace of mark inside cover; and a small matchbox holder with a boyar couple on steps, marked inside
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) to 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long (5)


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