Russian Silver cigarette case

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1557/17: A late 19th century Russian SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, decorated with a "niello" scene of Moscow within a geometrical border to one side and with pretty niello decorated around a central circular (vacant) cartouche on the other side. The interior is gilded with a full set of hallmarks dated 1896. 3.5 x 2.75 x 1.5ins. *Niello is an enamel-like allow of silver; copper; lead and sulfur, which is used as an inlay on engraved or etched silver.

c.1896

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£395