Four Russian silver cigarette cases chased with scenes

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Comprising: a gold-mounted case with contemporary sailor and ancient Russian boats before a walled city, engraved and applied with facsimile signatures, monograms, and naval symbols, some dated June 1909, struck with Cyrillic initials PA, possibly for Petr Abrosimov or Pavel Amerikantsev, 1899-1908; a case with scenes of Napoleon in Russia, the reverse with allegory of Mother Russia, with obscured maker's marks, Moscow, 1908-1913; an early Soviet case, the cover with a blacksmith at the forge, the reverse with inscription to "Comrade N.I. Dubrovskii," struck with Cyrillic initials PAS of an unidentified master or workshop, Moscow, after 1928, 875 standard; a silver case with a portrait of a young man, struck with Cyrillic initials IS of an unrecorded workmaster, Fabergé in Cyrillic (probably spurious), Odessa, 1908-1917; most 84 standard. 4 pieces.
length of longest 4 5/8 in.
11.8 cm