• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 353

    A jewelled two-colour gold cigarette case


    Price Realised  


    A jewelled two-colour gold cigarette case
    Unrecorded maker's mark VK, St Petersburg, 1908-1917
    Rectangular, the reeded exterior applied at each end with matte gold bands with laurel-chased borders, the cover additionally applied with diamond-set ribbon-tied laurel swags, with a cabochon sapphire thumb-piece, the inside cover with Russian inscription, 'In good memory /to Tovi Andreievich Hovelainen/I. Belov', marked inside cover and base
    3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) long

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