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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 431

    A silver cigarette-case

    CYRILLIC MARK SA PROBABLY FOR SAMUEL ARNT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1873

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    Estimate

    A silver cigarette-case
    Cyrillic mark SA probably for Samuel Arnt, St. Petersburg, 1873
    Rectangular, of oval section, the hinged cover applied with a gold monogram surmounted by a princely coronet, the vesta compartment with exterior striker and with pierced tinder cord aperture and chained fitting, marked inside cover and base
    4 in. (10 cm.) long
    The applied gold monogram A E & M is that of Alfred Ernest, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, and Maria Alexandrovna, only daughter of Tsar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, who married on the 23th January 1874.


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    Please note that the images of lot 431 and 432 have been transposed in the catalogue.