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    Sale 5266

    Portrait Miniatures, Objects of Vertu, Silver & Russian Works of Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1734

    A GROUP OF FIVE 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASES & 2 PURSES,

    VARIOUS MAKERS, MOSTLY 1908/17,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF FIVE 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASES & 2 PURSES,
    VARIOUS MAKERS, MOSTLY 1908/17,
    Comprising a parcel-gilt purse engraved with flowers & a cottage with diagonal band & monogram, cabochon thumbpiece & dark red concertina lining, another with 2 applied gold signatures & a beer stein, lined in red velvet, a cigarette case with chased scene of bears in a forest, climbing over broken tree trunk, reverse applied with 3 gold monograms, & 4 other cigarette cases with chased scenes, one of St.George slaying the dragon, one of 3 huntsmen relaxing, one with 17th century boyar embracing a girl, his horse beside him, reverse with harvesting scene & one with girl & attendant bird in forest, reverse with mounted man rescuing nude girl from sea. (7)


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