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Silver 875 Russian Cigarette Case Etched Engraved Picture Moscow Kremlin, 1877

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Gorgeous silver 875 cigarette box / case with etched and engraved picture covering lid: It shows the Kremlin in Moscow: The Moscow Kremlin, usually referred to as the Kremlin, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. Also within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Additionally, surface of this rectangular cigarette case having rounded edges is ornamented with pattern showing tiny squares covering case's outer wall completely. Finally, the case is gilded inside.   Hallmarked: 1) Moscow Assay Office Mark of 1877 2) Number 84 which means SILVER 84 ZOLOTNIKI (= SILVER 875) 3) Sign of Master Alexander Yegarov / active 1868 - 1897 in Moscow Bibliography: Geoffrey Watts, Russian Silversmiths' Hallmarks (1700 to 1917), London 2006, pages 60 & 95.   Measures: 11.0 x 6.5 cm / 4.33 x 2.55 inches Height: 3.0 cm / 1.18 inches Silver weight: 154 grams / 5.42 oz (UK) / 4.95 troy ounces  Condition: Excellent  (there aren't any damages, any scratches, any dents etc. Existing / hinges are in best condition, too / the box closes properly).

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  • Creator
    Alexander Yegarov (Manufacturer)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Condition
    Excellent. there aren't any damages - any scratches, any dents etc. - existing / hinges are in best condition, too / the box closes properly.
  • Dimensions

    H 1.18 in. x W 4.33 in. x D 2.55 in.

    H 3 cm x W 11 cm x D 6.48 cm

  • Seller location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference number
    LU101449217411

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