28 - 29 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A Russian jewelled gold-mounted karelian birch-wood cigar-case
Russia, circa 1900
Rectangular, with rounded corners, the cover applied with the entwined monogram Cyrillic PP under a coronet and further embellished with a sapphire-set Imperial double-headed eagle, rose-diamond thumb-piece, the interior with four compartments, apparently unmarked
5 in. (13 cm.) long
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Anonymous sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 June 1998, lot 698.
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