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    Firebird Sterling Silver cigarette case with silver attachments 1908-1917.

    Firebird Sterling Silver cigarette case with silver attachments 1908-1917.

    With the Moscow assay mark for sterling silver (a Kokoshnik head facing right with the Greek letter delta and the number 84). The silversmith's hallmark is "KS." The size is 11 x 8 x 1 cm, (not including attachments or the thumb release). The case weighs 148.3 grams. The cabochon stone on the thumb release shows only light wear and is probably a garnet. Overall excellent condition with no dents and only light wear. All five designs are nicely riveted to the back and include: a bird, a dog, two laurel sprigs, and a stylized Cyrillic letter "G".

    The "KS" hallmark indicates that the artist was Konstantin Skvortsov, a silversmith active in Moscow from 1887 until at least the Revolution. Several examples of his work are in the collection of the State History Museum on Red Square in Moscow.

    Very precisely made with closely fitted parts, it has a nice heft to it due to the thickness of the silver used by the artisan. A beautiful example of an imperial Russian silversmith's art by a craftsman represented in one of Russia's most important museums.

    Item# 25297

    $1,200.00  

     
       
     
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