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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including three rare snuff-boxes


    Price Realised  


    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including three rare snuff-boxes
    by the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, 1841-63; Sokolov [work]shop, early 19th century
    A rectangular snuff-box, painted throughout to simulate tortoiseshell, the cover painted with a portrait of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich wearing the crown of Monomakh, within a raised border, with flared thumb-piece; another, with rounded corners, the hinged cover painted with a portrait of Peter the Great looking through a telescope, both marked inside covers; a further example, the cover painted en grisaille with a military camp by night; together with a vesta-case, with winter troika scene, with detachable cover, striker under base; both apparently unmarked; and an oval brooch depicting a lady at a table, marked on the reverse
    4 in. (10 cm.) to 2 in. (5 cm.) long (5)

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance for the first item in this lot should read: G. R. Spencer Esq., Christie's London, 13th and 14th December 1994, lot 473.