London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
A LATE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,
MARK OF VR (Cyrillic), MOSCOW, 1895,
Cover & reverse both with a circular cartouche depicting a dragon, encircled by foliate scrolls, beads & flower-heads in red white, green, mauve & 3 shades of blue, edged with alternate dark blue & powder blue petal border with outer edge of turquoise beads, gilt interior, 3¾ in. long (9.6 cm.).
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