Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Oblong, rounded rectangular, niello case with overall, delicate scrolling vines and tendrils on a stippled ground, interrupted only by an empty, central, circular reserve with bright-cut borders on its spring-loaded, hinged lid. Circular push-button catch. Gold washed interior has two, thin, elastic retainers. Inside lid is struck with "84" in a clipped-corner surround, city mark of St. George slaying the dragon in conforming surround and the raised Cyrillic letters "П.А" in rectangle; inside back half is struck with assayer's mark "[В.С] / 1886" in rectangle, "84" in clipped-corner surround, St. George slaying the dragon, and "П.А" in rectangle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
1886
place made
Russia: Moskva, Moscow
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
niello (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
steel (catch material)
elastic (retainers material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 4.445 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2017
catalog number
60.2017
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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