11 June 2008
A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel cigarette-case
marked with Cyrillic initials 'BiG', Moscow, 1908-1917
Rectangular with rounded corners, enamelled with floral scrolls, stylized blossoms on powder blue ground within borders of stylized geometric motifs on a green ground, with red stone push-piece, marked on cover and base
4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.)
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