Large textured Russian silver cigarette case. One side with two monograms and the other with an imperial eagle with the years 1711 and 1911 celebrating 200 years of the Russian Empire. Impressed twice along the interior of the case with an 84 kokoshnik and maker's marks. With a cabochon amethyst.
Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Height: 4 3/4 in x width: 3 1/2 in x depth: 1 in. Gross weight: 223.2 g.
Wear and oxidation throughout as shown in the listing image, consistent with age and use. The clip opens and closes smoothly. The purple jewel is kept intact. No visible signs of restoration under UV light. To the center of the front and the back, there is an uneven area; however, they do not appear to be a restoration given that they are not fluorescent under UV light. Wear to fabric component attached along the interior.
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