Silver cigarette case with Siberian woodland scene, 1954.
Measures approx.80 mm x 105 mm (3 ¼ "x 4¼ "); weighs 168.9
g. Nice artwork depicting a black grouse - a traditional
Russian game bird - on a tree branch, with vast Siberian
forest in the background. Very fine details throughout. .
Quite a nice crossover collector piece for the naturalist,
hunter or hiker.
Gilded interior showing silver hallmarks "875" with worker's
head & hammer symbol, and a character Delta of the Moscow
assay inspection. Also shows Cyrillic manufacturer marks МЮ4
("MYu 4") of the Moscow Jewelry and Watch Factory which
indicates that 1954 was the year of manufacture.
Excellent condition. The details are essentially pristine,
completely free of wear visible to the naked eye. There are
no dents, noticeable dings or significant scratches. The
cabochon is intact and the closure functions smoothly. The
gilt finish on the inside is extremely well preserved and