MARKED WITH THE CYRILLIC INITIALS OF MIKHAIL ISAKOV, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

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A parcel-gilt and champleve enamel cigarette-case

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A parcel-gilt and champleve enamel cigarette-case
marked with the Cyrillic initials of Mikhail Isakov, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
Oblong, the base and hinged cover decorated with bands of champlevé Pan-slavic and geometric motifs on gilt ground, the hinged vesta-compartment with striker, gilt interior, the interior of the cover engraved in Russian '1873/89 to kind and dear Mikhail Denisovich from respectful colleagues in the 8th Artillery Brigade', marked inside cover and base
37/8in. (10cm.) long