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October 5, 2013 09:00 AMCalender

Russian .875 Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2676B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 05, 2013 10:00AM


Russian .875 Silver and Niello Cigarette Case, Moscow, c. 1886, bearing marks for Khlebnikov, Cyrillic V.S assayer's mark, 84 zolotnik standard mark, decorated with a view of the Kremlin set amidst foliate arabesques, the reverse with a monogrammed quatrefoil medallion, and gold-washed interior, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 3 1/4 in., approx. 5.7 troy oz.
Estimate $500-700

Age-typical surface abrasions. Scattered light pitting to niello. Lower right corner of Kremlin side with small dent. Interior with rust to clasp mechanism.

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