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CIGAR BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Cover is decorated with a view of a city sqaure in niello, a building with columns being in the center from which rays are engraved for the background. Ends of the box are engraved with various patterns while the back has an all over checquer design in niello. Box opens at back like wallet, the two flags being on springs so that they snap open when released.

Category:
niellos
Object name:
CIGAR BOX
Made from:
Silver -- niello
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1868
Size:
6.5 × 11 cm (2 9/16 × 4 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.63
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK in bottom: ?C/1868 in a square, 84 in a square, Ae in a square; upper part of lid (twice): Ae, St. George and the Dragon for Moscow, 1868, 84; ends: 84, Ae
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973