TWO RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO CIGARETTE

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Moscow, 1885/1887

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Both rectangular, the first nielloed to simulate basketweave and with tax bands, the hinged c ^er inscribed in Cyrillic, 'Imported Tobacco'; the second with an architectural view on the cover, the base with a geometric pattern. Together with a small silver Case, a rectangular with rounded corners, ribbed and with two vertical straps to simulate a trunk, St. Petersburg, circa 1890.