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June Day 2: Fine Art & Americana

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 567

Grp: 3 Russian Silver Niello Cigarette Cases

Estimate: $400 - $600

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Group of three silver niello cigarette cases. Each with small cartouches displaying a view of Moscow, a country home, and a figure astride a horse. The case depicting a country home is additionally decorated along the reverse and monogrammed AH. The case depicting a figure and a horse features an engraved message in Cyrillic along the reverse. The case depicting a view of Moscow is engraved along the reverse with numbers, possibly dates. Each case is marked along the interior with standard, maker, and assay office marks.

Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Height ranges from 2 3/4 in to 3 1/2 in; width ranges from 4 in to 4 1/2 in; depth ranges from 1/2 in to 3/4 in. Gross weight of sterling: 14.98 Troy oz.


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