Russian Silver-Gilt and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Table Cigarette Box

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The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910

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Of rectangular shape with tapered sides and four bracket feet, a carrying handle at each end, the hinged cover enameled with three mounted medieval warriors, after Victor Vasnetsov (1846-1926), with hinged enameled clasp. The scene on this casket is copied from Vasnetsov's famous work of 1898, 'The Legendary Heroes,' preserved in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.