A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917
A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917
A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917
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A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

A pair of silver trompe l'oeil cigar and cigarette boxes, Alexand Mukhin and an unknown maker, Moscow, 1887 and 1908-1917


both engraved in imitation of wooden cigar boxes, the first decorated with the label of cigarmaker H. Upmann and

import tax bands, the lid interior engraved 'A. L. / 1890', struck with maker's initials A.M, 84 standard; the second

with an excise duty band, struck with an unrecorded mark VU in Cyrillic, later Polish silver marks

(2)

width of largest 12.4cm, 4⅞in.

Condition Report

Overall good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. One of the boxes with a nick to the top left corner, the other with a nick to the back panel.


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