A Russian Silver and Enamel Gem-Set Cigarette Case, Yegor Cheryatov, Moscow, circa 1900

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Of square shape with rounded corners, the cover repoussé with the figure of young man clinging to a rocky shore set with a colored hardstone while a sea monster with colored hardstones for eyes, perhaps a version of the Vodyanoy of Russian folklore, emerges like a great wave at left, the remainder of the sea painted in en plein, with green stone pushpiece, the interior gilded
Length 4 in.
10.2 cm