20 May 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF GRAND DUKE GEORGE MIKHAILOVICH
A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED RED LACQUER BOX
BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1881-1894
Rectangular, with rounded corners, the cover applied with silver mount cast as four intertwined snakes and set with cabochon sapphires, the mount apparently unmarked, the inside cover with factory mark
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919) and Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940).
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974).
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014).
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