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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 234

    A GROUP OF FOUR 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER BOXES,

    VARIOUS DATES & MAKERS,

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    A GROUP OF FOUR 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER BOXES,
    VARIOUS DATES & MAKERS,
    Comprising a silver & niello cigarette case, mark of Ae, Moscow, 1865, with checkered decoration & architectural panel, interior fitted with sliding silver strap to secure cigarettes, 4 3/8 in. long (11.2 cm.), ALSO a silver cigarette case in the manner of Fabergé, mark of Yu.U. (Cyrillic), St. Petersburg, circa 1895, with rayed fluting, cover applied with gold crowned monogram, cabochon gem-set gold thumbpiece, aperture to take a cord slow match, interior inscribed in Cyrillic "To comrade Erivantsy Semion Semionovitch Vagnadze, 6/IV/1897", ALSO a silver trompe l'oeil cigarette case with simulated raffia-work finish & engraved trade label, "PAPIROSY", mark of MN (Cyrillic), Moscow, 1881, AND another similar but with niello trade label, "TABAK PRIVOZ. AKTs. POSh. 15 KOP.", mark of PK, Moscow, 1883, 16.75 oz. (4)


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