30 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,
MARK OF DG (Cyrillic) possibly overstriking another, 1908/17,
Decorated with shaded enamel flowers in blue, green, orange & pink on a very dark blue ground, the cover with an en plein enamel panel depicting an old moujik talking to a boyar in pink costume who has dismounted from his horse, the scene framed in a turquoise border enhanced with gilded cloissons forming whorls & additionally with gilt beads, the case edged with purple bead border.
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