New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GEMSET SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CARD-CASE
marked with the Cyrillic initials of Ivan Britsyn, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, with London import marks for 1910 and retailer's mark of Noble & Co.
Shallow rectangular, the sides of translucent pale blue enamel over a radiating geometric ground, with cabochon sapphire pushpiece, marked inside covers, in green leather box, stamped in Russian 'Russian Work' and in English 'Noble & Co. Dewar House 11.Haymarket. London.'
3 1/8in. (8cm.) long
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