Cigarette Case

Description:

Rounded rectangular, niello case with overall, delicate scrolling vines and tendrils on a stippled ground; spring-loaded, hinged lid features a bright-cut bordered oval with Cossack riding a galloping horse to the left with mountains in distance, while back includes a similarly bordered, circular reserve engraved "AEA" in flecked script. Oval push-button catch. Matte silver interior. Inside lid is struck with a combined standard and city mark of "84" and St. George slaying the dragon in conforming surround next to the raised Latin letters "G.K" in rectangle; inside back has "G.K" in rectangle and assayer's mark "A·P / 1886", "84" and St. George slaying the dragon, all in clipped-corner surrounds.

Date Made: mid to late 19th century1886

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Russia: Moskva, Moscow

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2019Catalog Number: 60.2019Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)niello (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 2 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.5725 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7ed9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_315932

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