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    Sale 7461

    Russian Works of Art Including The Rothschild Fabergé Egg

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A parcel-gilt cigar box

    CYRILLIC MARK FOR GRIGORII ANDREEV, ST. PETERSBURG, 1887, WITH LATER FOREIGN CONTROL MARK

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    A parcel-gilt cigar box
    Cyrillic mark for Grigorii Andreev, St. Petersburg, 1887, with later foreign control mark
    Rectangular, the cover and sides engraved with trompe l'oeil tobacco band, the cover with the Imperial coat-of-arms above the tobacco brand in Cyrillic "DELIKATES'", the interior cover inscribed with later inscription, marked under the cover and base
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) long
    11.68 oz. (363.3 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'Ps. Dav. 128. Dem Alfred Pircher zur Erimmerung an seinen Grofsvaler und Taufpathen. Meran am 16. Febr. 1889.'


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