Lacquer Box

Lacquer Box

c. 1890

House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842-1918)

maker

Factory N. Lukutin

(Russian)

workmaster

Lacquer, papier-mâché, gold, diamonds

Overall: 1.8 x 14.5 x 5 cm (11/16 x 5 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.464

Fun Fact

Piotr Lukutin’s workshop employed over 50 skilled painters as well as acted as a school for training apprentices.

Description

This lacquer box was created by the Lukutin Factory, which was well known for creating boxes such as this one after Piotr Lukutin took charge of production and expanded the factory to include tea caddies and various desk accessories. This particular box from the Lukutin workshop is remarkable in its detailed gold patterns and diamond inlays that create an intentional contrast with the deep red surface.

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