London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT & CLOISONNE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,
MARK OF 11TH ARTEL, 1908/17,
Centred by geometric decoration in lozenge-shaped panel with 4 rings looped over the lozenge, & with leafy scrolls in each corner, edged with border of interlaced navettes & rings, in pale turquoise, red, white, green & powder blue, the border in white, emerald green & purple on pale lavender ground, red glass thumbpiece, 3¾ in. long (9.7 cm.).
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