A parcel-gilt silver and champlevé enamel card case, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1874
the lid decorated with the King of Diamonds in translucent and opaque enamels, the base with hexagonal diaper
pattern within blue, gilt reeded sides, struck P. Ovchinnikov in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 84 standard
height 9cm, 3½in.
Overall in very good condition; with surface wear consistent with use.
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