A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT, CHAMPLEVÉ, EN PLEIN AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGAR BOX

MARKED KHLEBNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1875

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT, CHAMPLEVÉ, EN PLEIN AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGAR BOX
MARKED KHLEBNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1875
Rectangular, the hinged cover, sides and base chased, engraved and champlevé enamelled to simulate woodgrain and tax bands, the centre of the cover further engraved and enamelled with the Dolgorukov coat-of-arms beneath a ribbon inscribed in blue champlevé enamel ‘El Principe Dolgorouki’, gilt interior, further engraved with the monogram ‘WA’ for Prince Vladimir Andreevich Dolgorukov (1810-1891) under cover, marked inside cover and base

8 1/8 (20.7 cm.) wide
37.7 oz. (1,172.5 gr.) gross