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.
Age-typical surface abrasions. Scattered light pitting to niello. Lower right corner of Kremlin side with small dent. Interior with rust to clasp mechanism.
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.