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CIGARETTE CASE WITH A WINTER TROIKA SCENE

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CIGARETTE CASE WITH A WINTER TROIKA SCENE

Made by: Ivan Kirillovich Krutikov

Currently in storage


About this object

On cover is an oval reserve containing a winter troika scene with a coachman and three passengers in niello. The borders are decorated with scrolling leaves recalling ornament on 17th century Russian niello work. Borders have leaf scrolls in niello on a stippled ground. Back has a round medallion for a monogram and the background is identical to the front of the box. Thumb piece is a green stone en cabochon resembling chrysoprase. Interior is gilded.

Category:
niellos
Object name:
CIGARETTE CASE WITH A WINTER TROIKA SCENE
Made from:
Silver -- green stone (chrysoprase?) -- niello -- gilding
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1908-1913
Size:
1.5 × 11.7 × 8.9 cm (5/8 × 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.97
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK kokoshnik right with triangle (Moscow mark for 1908-1917), 84, I.K in Cyrillic for Krutikov Ivan and Petr
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973