Russian silver trompe l'oeil cigar box, circa 1893, parcel gilt and decorated along the exterior with a wood grain design in low relief. Further decorated with engraved decoration and inscriptions along the lid. Maker's mark of Aleksandr Delman (Russian, 1880-1905). Further marked with the Moscow city mark, 84 standard, and assayer's mark of Lev Fridrikhovitch Oleks, dated 1893.
Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Height: 2 1/4 in x width: 7 1/2 in x depth: 4 1/2 in. Weight: 29.65 Troy oz.