A collection of thirteen Russian lacquer, pine and birch boxes, round, four-sided and rectangular with miniatures, decorated in colours with birch trees, women's portrait and architecture. Several signed. 20th century. Diam. 6–9 cm. L. 6–26 cm. (13).
Provenance: The Danish seller's stepmother's parents, Arne Hammer and his Russian-born wife, Tatiana Konstantinova Hammer, née Martinson. Arne Hammer worked for the Great Northern Telegraph Company and travelled often to Russia in the 1920s. In Irkutsk, he met Tatiana, whom he married and moved to Denmark. Tatiana Hammer belonged to the Russian circles in Copenhagen.