A lacquer papier-mâché tea-caddy
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A lacquer papier-mâché tea-caddy

MARK OF THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1843-1863

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A lacquer papier-mâché tea-caddy
mark of the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, 1843-1863
Rectangular, on four knop feet, with gilt and brown finely painted decoration in the chinoiserie style, the hinged cover and sides with flowers, fruit, foliage and scrolls throughout rectangular reserves, the back and front incorporating a crane at each centre, its neck arched around the key-hole, the cover with a scene in relief of a lady reclining on a sofa, playing a stinged instrument, a man beside her playing pipes, each with painted faces, with pots of plants on either side and a bird on a perch behind, the interior of maroon lacquer with two covered compartments, La Musique inscribed inside the hinged cover, marked inside the cover, with key
1½ in. (24 cm.) long
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