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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    Four papier-mâché lacquer snuff-boxes and four studs

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

    Price Realised  

    Four papier-mâché lacquer snuff-boxes and four studs
    By the Lukutin Factory; by Vishniakov Factory, Moscow, mid- and late 19th century
    A rare rectangular snuff-box, the hinged cover with a cut cornered reserve painted with dancing peasants, the blue ground border, sides and base with gilt foliate scroll and vine at each corner, the sides and base each with a cream ground cartouche containing a gilt floral spray within a gilt scroll border; a small cylindrical box, the detachable cover painted with a coachman; a barrel-shaped box depicting a wanderer; a rectangular box with rounded corners, the hinged cover painted with three peasants at table, playing music, all marked inside covers; and four studs painted with peasants, apparently unmarked
    4 7/8 in. (12. 5 cm.) long to ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) diameter (8)


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