A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNE AND PICTORIAL ENAMEL PILLBOX, NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, MOSCOW, 1899-1908

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A SILVER-GILT CLOISONNE AND PICTORIAL ENAMEL PILLBOX, NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV, MOSCOW, 1899-1908 of cushion form, the lid painted en plein with a kitten chasing a butterfly, the aperture with white pellet borders, the body with stylised flowers on turquoise and cream grounds, struck inside with makers initials, 88 standard diameter 5.7cm, 2x4in.