A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Cigarette Case, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, circa 1895

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Of rounded rectangular shape, one side of the case depicting a colorful peacock perching on a branch among numerous exotic blooms, the other side depicting a boyar warrior with sword and shield standing at the edge of a lake at sunset with an owl perched in a flowering branch above him, the borders in light blue, turquoise, and green, all against a stippled gilt ground, with gilded thumbpiece

Height 5 in.
12.7 cm