A Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Cigarette Case, Moscow, early 20th century

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Of rounded rectangular shape, one side painted en plein with a scene of a courting couple in traditional Russian dress, the remainder with brightly colored stylized foliage and applied gilded wires, with purple hardstone thumbpiece, the interior gilded
marked with Cyrillic initials D.G., probably for Dmitrii Gorbunov, and later Soviet control marks

Height 4 1/2 in.
11.4 cm