A LARGE SILVER TROMPE L OEIL TABLE CIGAR BOX, MAKER S MARK BB (CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, 1873

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A LARGE SILVER TROMPE LOEIL TABLE CIGAR BOX, MAKERS MARK BB (CYRILLIC), MOSCOW, 1873 engraved and decorated to simulate a wooden cigar box with a label of the cigarmaker H. Upmann and with import tax bands, gilt interior, inside of the lid bearing an engraved inscription in Russian To Alexander Flavianovich Ignatiev / in recognition for his participation in the navigation of steamship Tserera in 1873 / From M.I. Shipova, A.M. Karin, V.F. Sumorokov, I.K. Russ and V.F. Shuleshov, struck with unrecorded initials BB (Cyrillic), 84 standard width 23cm, 9in.