Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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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.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
mid to late 19th century
place made
Russia: Moskva, Moscow
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
niello (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 1/2 in x 2 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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