An Imperial Jewelled Gold and Enamel Cigarette Case, Hahn, workmaster Carl Blank, St Petersburg, 1895

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Rectangular, the surface of opaque lapis blue enamel, the borders with diamond-set ribbon-tied swags within bright-cut gold bands, the corners with diamond-set flowerheads or anthemia, cabochon ruby thumbpiece, the end with vesta compartment, the back with tinder cord channel, the interior lid inscribed in English 'For darling Nicky/ from/ Alix/ Jan. 1st 1895' and the interior base 'yr. own Pelly', struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard
width 8.5cm, 3 3/8 in.