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CIGARETTE BOX WITH A VIEW OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN

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CIGARETTE BOX WITH A VIEW OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN

Currently in storage


About this object

On the cover of the rectangular cigarette case is an oblong panel decorated with a view of the Moscow Kremlin en plein enamel. The view is somewhat compressed to include the Old Stone Bridge (built 1858), the Great Kremlin Palace, the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, the Great Kremlin Palace, the Water Pumping Tower and the Savior Tower. Part of the Sofia Embankment is visible at right. The remainder of the box is decorated in champlevé enamel in black and light blue in an allover pattern recalling lacquer boxes decorated with inlaid silver. On the underside is an engraved medallion with a blue and white enamel frame.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
CIGARETTE BOX WITH A VIEW OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
Made from:
Silver -- enamel
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1875
Size:
9.5 x 5.1 cm (3 3/4 x 2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.65
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
MARK inside lid: St. George (right) and the Dragon; 88; VS in Cyrillic for Viktor Savinkov (Moscow assayer from 1855-1888)/1875; Khlebnikov in Cyrillic; double headed eagle; same marks on the rim
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","Russian Art at Hillwood"