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.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Please note that the the illustration numbers for lots 418 and 419 have been transpossed in the catalogue.
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The artistic director of The Grange Festival — a month-long staging of opera in the south of England — selects favourite works from Christie’s Classic Week in London