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A gemset silver-gilt guilloché cigarettte case
A gemset silver-gilt guilloché cigarettte case

MARKED FOR THE 3RD SILVER ARTEL, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

Details
A gemset silver-gilt guilloché cigarettte case marked for the 3rd Silver Artel, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917 Rectangular of oval section, enamelled overall in translucent pink over a wavy ground, the interior of the cover with engraved inscription 'Sandro 9th Dec. 1913', with rose-cut diamond thumbpiece (loose), marked inside the cover and base 3¼in. (8.2cm.) long
Provenance
Gift of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas II, to his brother-in-law Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, thence by descent
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