An Antique Russian Shaded Cloisonne Enamel and Gilded Silver Cigarette
a painted enamel miniature of the Swan Czarevna (Princess) after the
1900 painting by Mikhail Vrubel (currently at the State Tretyakov
gallery in Moscow).
The case was made in Moscow between 1908 and
1917 by the firm of Ivan Khlebnikov, a major Russian silversmith and
jeweler, supplier of the Imperial Court.
Both halves of the case
are completely covered with cloisonne enamel stylized floral designs in
pale green, brown and pink against a translucent blue enamel ground.
The decorations of the case are designed in the Russian Moderne style
of the 1910s (also known as the Pan-Slavic style).
The case is in perfect condition. All original enamel and gilding.
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (8,4 x 11,6 cm)
weight 226 g
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Both sides of the case are marked with 84 zolotniks old
Russian silver standard (875), and maker's initials ' ИХ '.
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