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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A Silver-Gilt Trompe L'Oeil Cigar Box

    MARKED P. OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Silver-Gilt Trompe L'Oeil Cigar Box
    Marked P. Ovchinnikov with the Imperial warrant, Moscow, circa 1890
    Rectangular, the hinged cover and sides chased and engraved to simulate wood grain and tax bands with the Russian inscription 'Imported Tobacco' and with the manufacturer's label 'H. Upmann Flor', award medals and an import label, the front engraved 'Non Plus Ultra', the inside cover with the manufacturer's label and award medals, gilt interior, marked inside cover
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) long
    53 oz. (1650 gr.)


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    Provenance

    A La Vieille Russie, New York.