A silver and enamel cigarette case, Ivan Britzin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917
of rectangular shape, in translucent oyster-white enamel over an engine-turned wavy ground, with a rose-cut diamond-set thumbpiece, the interior gilt and inscribed "From Douschka / Paris / 1910", struck with workmaster's initials, 88 standard; with an associated Fabergé wooden case
width 9.5cm, 3¾in.
Overall in good condition with a few shallow surface scratches to the bottom surface. The two right top corners with minor enamel damage to the metal. The associated box with some time wear, as expected; the lower right side of the box slightly detached.
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