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Worldly Delights: Fine Jewels, Art, & Decorations

Tue, May 16, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 42

Pair of Russian Silver Signature Cases

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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Pair of Russian silver signature cigarette cases with applied signature decorations. One case with an imperial eagle inset with a cabochon turquoise and a similar cabochon turquoise push button closure. The turquoise case marked with an 84 kokoshnik and a maker's mark in Cyrillic. The ribbed case marked with a kokoshnik and maker's mark KC, likely Konstantin Skvortsov (Moscow, 1887-1908).

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

Case w/ Turquoise; height: 2 1/4 in x width: 4 1/2 in x depth: 1/2 in. Ribbed case; height: 3 in x width: 4 in x depth: 1/2 in. Gross weight: 305.4 g.


The ribbed case opens and closes smoothly. There are no dents or visible restorations. Some discoloration throughout, visible in the lot listing. There is an area along one side of the case that likely once held a spot to strike a match, which is now missing. Light scratches throughout. There is discoloration and scratches along the interior. The case with the turquoise opens and closes smoothly. The push button works and the lid clasps shut. There are light scratches throughout the work. Along the interior there is light wear and the band that would have once held the cigarettes in place is missing. The stones are in good condition with no chips or cracks.

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