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    Sale 2176

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 359

    A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL SOUVENIR CIGARETTE CASE,

    MARKED FOR MOSCOW, CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK OF KONSTANTIN SKVORTZOV, 1896-1908,

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    A RUSSIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL SOUVENIR CIGARETTE CASE,
    MARKED FOR MOSCOW, CYRILLIC MAKER'S MARK OF KONSTANTIN SKVORTZOV, 1896-1908,
    the hinged cover with a repoussé scene of a bogatyr and metal smith after a Russian myth of 'Vol'ga, Sviatogor and Mikula', loosely translated, 'I forge the destiny of marriage'; the reverse with naval flags, shoulder board, and facsimile signatures; with cabochon thumb piece, marked inside cover and base
    4½in. (11.4cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR