• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 71

    A RUSSIAN JEWELED AND EN PLEIN ENAMELED SILVER SAMORODOK CIGARETTE CASE

    CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK 'VK', PROBABLY FOR VASILLI KUBAREV, MOSCOW, 1908-1917

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    A RUSSIAN JEWELED AND EN PLEIN ENAMELED SILVER SAMORODOK CIGARETTE CASE
    Cyrillic maker's mark 'VK', probably for Vasilli Kubarev, Moscow, 1908-1917
    Rectangular with rounded corners, the hinged cover enameled en plein with a boyar and set with a diamond, ruby and emerald, the sides set with a sapphire and an aquamarine, with a diamond-set thumbpiece, the inside cover indistinctly inscribed, marked inside cover and base
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long


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