A Russian silver champleve enamel and silver cigarette case style. Enameled in shades of red, sky blue, and Persian blue along the exterior. Hallmarked along the interior with illegible maker's mark and 88. Possibly from Moscow. With a chain and spot for striking a match.
Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Height: 4 in x width: 2 1/2 in x depth: 3/4 in. Total weight: 196.5 grams
The item is in good condition in general with no visible dents, cracks, or losses. Light wear, scratches, and oxidation throughout. There is light discoloration throughout due to oxidation, most noticeably along the interior corners. No visible loss to enamel. No visible sign of restoration. One of the sides is discolored brown; see the listing image.
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