A silver-gilt and closionné enamel card case, 11th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917
rectangular, decorated with fanciful blossoms and foliage in pastel varicoloured enamels against a stippled gilt ground,
the front en plein with a Queen of Spades, the back with an oval cartouche engraved with a monogram ECC, gilt
interior, struck 11MA, 84 standard, scratched number 1602c
height 9.8cm, 4in.
Overall in excellent condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age.
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