Russian silver, gold and enamel signature cigarette case

Author

Cyrillic Maker’s Mark L.M.

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Lot details

Moscow, circa 1890, ribbed all over, the double-hinged cover applied with various monograms, some crowned, and enameled festive objects including a "jeweled” four leaf clover, a cigarette, a playing card, a bottle of champagne, and the date 1898, the reverse applied with a central enameled oval reserve of a lion rampant and a tree above the date 1826, also with monograms, a boat, a harp and an arch hung with laurel, with hinged match compartments on both ends applied with a signature and a monogram, 9 ozs. gross.