A gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1818

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Rectangular with square corners, decorated with reeded borders and panels of engine turning, the lid with a central panel chased with birds and laurel scrolls, the corners chased with rocaille scrolls, struck with a partially visible assaymaster's mark M.K. and an unrecorded maker's mark M.I (Cyrillic), otherwise unmarked
width 8.8cm, 3 1/2 in.