London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,
MARK OF CHLEBNIKOV, "88" STANDARD, 1908/17,
Decorated with flowers & fruiting vines in polychrome shaded enamels on a pale yellow ground edged with turquoise enamel bead borders, one side centred by a floral reserve on a dark sea-green ground edged with amber & red dot & dash motifs, the other side with vacant silver-gilt reserve, cabochon turquoise-set thumbpiece, 4¼ in. x 3½ in. (10.8 cm. x 9 cm.).
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