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Lot 217

Russian Silver Case w/ French Inscription

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Russian silver case inscribed along the front in French and Cyrillic. Stamped twice along the interior with a Kokoshnik mark and maker's mark APC.

The French inscription reads, "A monsieur Pierre Lobet, De la part des onvriers des fours a coke de la Societe du Bassin d'Ouspensk en souvenir a sa paternelle administration." In English, "To Mr. Pierre Lobet, From the workers of the coke ovens of the Ouspensk Basin Company in memory of his paternal administration."

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

Height: 3/4 in x width: 4 in x depth: 2 3/4 in.


The case is in generally good condition with no major loss, cracks, or dents. There is an area with three dents along one edge. There is no sign of restoration when inspected under UV light. Consistent with its age and use, wear throughout. As expected from its age and material, there are some areas that are discolored most likely due to oxidation. On the inner side of the case, dust is collected in the recessed area; there is oxidation throughout, most significantly to the corners. The case opens and latches smoothly. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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