A JEWELED TWO-COLOR GOLD CIGARETTE CASE

MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'AB', ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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A JEWELED TWO-COLOR GOLD CIGARETTE CASE
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'AB', ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
Rectangular with rounded corners, the body reeded overall, the hinged cover applied with ribbon-tied laurel swags set with diamonds and a sapphire, applied with the stylized cypher of the recipient, with a sapphire cabochon thumb-piece, the inside cover engraved with inscription in Russian, 'To the dearest director of the factory "Noblessner" Grigory Grigorievich Bubnov In memory of collaborative work from [his] faithful colleagues October 1815 [sic]', marked inside cover and base
4 in. (10.1 cm.) long