A RARE GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE

MARK OF THE IMPERIAL STROGANOV SCHOOL, MOSCOW, 1899-1908

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A RARE GEM-SET PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND EN PLEIN ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
MARK OF THE IMPERIAL STROGANOV SCHOOL, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
Rectangular, the hinged cover with en plein enamel plaque depicting a boyar, wearing green boots, a purple and gray coat, walking with a large cane, signed with Cyrillic initials 'PP', probably for Pavel Pashkov, with a gem-set thumb-piece, marked inside cover and base, also with French import marks
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high