Four niello cigarette cases

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ONE MOSCOW, 1871, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, TWO CONTINENTAL, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SOVIET, MODERN

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Four niello cigarette cases

one Moscow, 1871, maker's mark indistinct, two Continental, 19th Century, one Soviet, Modern

Rectangular with rounded sides, the first with chequered pattern overall and with a circular applied plaque in the cover; another, smaller similarly decorated with stars and with central cartouche of initials; the third decorated with floral scrolls and a blank oval plaque, with inset cover, vesta compartment and vacant tinder-cord holder, marked inside covers or bases; and a Soviet example with hammer, star and sickle, in floral decoration, marked on cover

4in. (10.1cm.) and smaller (4)