A group of papier-mâché lacquer including three rare snuff-boxes

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BY THE LUKUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1841-63; SOKOLOV [WORK]SHOP, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A group of papier-mâché lacquer including three rare snuff-boxes
by the Lukutin Factory, Moscow, 1841-63; Sokolov [work]shop, early 19th century
A rectangular snuff-box, painted throughout to simulate tortoiseshell, the cover painted with a portrait of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich wearing the crown of Monomakh, within a raised border, with flared thumb-piece; another, with rounded corners, the hinged cover painted with a portrait of Peter the Great looking through a telescope, both marked inside covers; a further example, the cover painted en grisaille with a military camp by night; together with a vesta-case, with winter troika scene, with detachable cover, striker under base; both apparently unmarked; and an oval brooch depicting a lady at a table, marked on the reverse
4 in. (10 cm.) to 2 in. (5 cm.) long (5)