FOUR VARIOUS CIGARETTE CASES AND A RECTANGULAR PURSE

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One Moscow, 1877, the others later. The earliest with rounded corners and nielloed to the cover and reverse with a troika and stylised panels; the others include one rectangular samorodoc case with cabochon-cut thumb-piece; one plain and engraved with souvenir and foliate decoration to the cover; another cast with an elephant to the cover above scrolling foliage and with converted interior for a change-purse; the purse of elongated rectangular form, and engraved with dates and inscriptions in Cyrillic, and centred with a cast medallion enclosing a lady’s profile, on chain and lined with red fabric.