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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    A jewelled gold cigarette-case

    MARK OF ALEXANDER TILLANDER, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A jewelled gold cigarette-case
    mark of Alexander Tillander, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    Rectangular of oval section, with continuous reeded design, the hinged cover applied with a Cyrillic monogram SM beneath the Imperial crown, with sapphire thumb-piece, hinged match compartment and tinder cord holder, in original leather case, the interior cover stamped in Russian 'K. Han Nevsk. Prosp. No.26 S. P. burg.'
    3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) long
    The monogram is that of Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich (1869-1918), grandson of Nicholas I.


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