A gold cigarette case, St Petersburg, 1898-1903
of rounded rectangular form, reeded surface, blue glass thumbpiece, the inside with the crowned signature of King Paul of Greece dated 25 December 1949, struck with unrecorded initials J.P, Polish import marks, 56 standard and further inscribed on the edge "M. Mankielewicz Varsovie"
length 8cm, 3⅛in.
In excellent condition; with only minor scratches and wear consistent with age.
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