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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 99

    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including an important mother-of-pearl snuff-box

    BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, EARLY, MID- AND LATE 19TH CENTURY; AUSTEN FACTORY, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1815; VISHNIAKOV FACTORY, CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    A group of papier-mâché lacquer including an important mother-of-pearl snuff-box
    By the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, early, mid- and late 19th century; Austen Factory, Moscow, circa 1815; Vishniakov Factory, circa 1825
    A rare rectangular snuff-box, the hinged cover and sides inset with panels of mother-of-pearl and finely painted with genre scenes, the interior inscribed Nach einem Gemahlde von Tenier; a larger rectangular box on four bun feet, painted with a scene toasting the boyar's betrothal; a rectangular snuff-box with rounded corners, the cover painted with dancing peasants; another, larger, with a lady holding a rose; a vesta-case depicting a peasant couple on a bench, detachable cover, striker under base, all marked inside covers; another, smaller, with peasants having tea, apparently unmarked; and a napkin ring painted with a rendez-vous after Trutovskii, marked inside
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) to 2¾ in. (7 cm.) long (7)


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