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A trompe l'oeil silver casket, Moscow,

late 19th century

cast and engraved to simulate woven birch, the lid formed as a napkin, rope twist clasp, hinged bracket handles, struck with maker's mark GL (Cyrillic)
width: 18.3cm, 7 1/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

A similar box by the same maker dated 1891 sold, Sotheby's Monaco, 27 October 1981, lot 337.  This maker seems to have specialised in this particular trompe l'oeil motif, also employing it on other types of objects including trays and tea sets.

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