A Russian silver gilt & shaded cloisonné enamel table cigarette box, Konstantin Skvortsov, Moscow, 1908-1917. Rectangular shape, the hinged lid enameled with stylized tulips, pomegranates, & daisies against a dark blue grand within borders enameled with floral & geometric ornament & applied cloisons, the sides with conforming ornament, the interior gilded & engraved with a dedicatory inscription congratulating the recipient on their name day. Struck with maker’s mark & 84 silver standard (equivalent to 875). Dimensions: 1 in. H x 4 1/8 in. W x 2 7/8 in. D (2.5 x 10.6 x 7.3 cm).
The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels, Christie’s New York, 20 October 1998, lot 115
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