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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    TWO PAPIER MÂCHÉ LACQUER SNUFF-BOXES

    BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1841-63

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    TWO PAPIER MÂCHÉ LACQUER SNUFF-BOXES
    by the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, 1841-63
    Rectangular, the first a rare example painted and gilded in the chinoiserie style, the hinged cover moulded in relief depicting a lady fishing, a man alongside with a net, in an exotic landscape, the interior inscribed 'Croquis Chinois'; another, with a scene on the cover depicting the three Graces bathing, probably after Paul Marie Roussel's Russian Bath, with plaid decorative ground to the border, sides and base, painted inside to simulate tortoiseshell, marked inside covers
    3 in. (7.7 cm.) and 3½ in. (9 cm.) long (2)


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    Peter Ivanovich Korobov (1752-1819) established his works at Danilkovo near Moscow in 1796. The business flourished, using local craftsmen. The factory was taken over between 1817 and 1819 by Korobov's son-in-law, Peter Vasilievich Lukutin, under whom the factory's techniques were perfected. He was later joined by his sons, to continue the finest papier maché lacquer manufactory in Russia during the 19th century.

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    Provenance

    The chinoiserie box:
    The Provatoroff Collection, Christie's, King Street, 20 November 1997, lot 281.
    Purchased at this sale and thence by direct descent.