Russian Shaded and Pictorial Enamel Pill or Pastille Box with a Cat For Sale
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Russian Shaded and Pictorial Enamel Pill or Pastille Box with a Cat


A gilded silver, shaded cloisonné and pictorial enamel pill or pastille box, Nikolai Alekseev, Moscow, circa 1898-1908. The box of cushion form, the lid enameled with a scene of a fluffy cat, possibly a Siberian forest cat (a species unique to Russia) among the flowers in a garden contemplating a butterfly about to alight on a branch, the scene within a white beaded border, the body enameled with stylized red daises and purple pansies on turquoise or cream grounds, within gilded cable borders, the lid opening with a gilded silver thumbpiece.


  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1898-1908
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Diameter
    2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Seller location
    Redmond, WA
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