A Russian Silver and Shaded Enamel Card Ca

Author

Fedor Ruckert, Moscow, circa 1890

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One side of the case enameled with the King of Spades, the other side enameled with the Queen of Diamonds, each end colorfully enameled with a bird inhabiting flowering scrolling foliage, the hinged cover enameled with the Imperial Eagle on a white ground and inscribed in Cyrillic, "First Quality, Created for the Benefit of the Imperial Educational Institutions."