A silver-gilt and enamel pictorial cigarette case, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, 1908-1917
the lid painted en plein after The Kiss of the Wave by Vasily Kotarbinsky (1849-1921) within a border of
shaded cloisonné enamel foliate and geometric motifs on a blue ground, the reverse cast and enamelled with the arms
of the Leslie family within a gilded cartouche, the border of further cloisonné enamel and cloison coils on varicoloured
grounds, cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, gilt interior, struck with workmaster's initials, 84 standard, Russian control
mark L in Cyrillic denoting objects for public sale
width 11.3cm, 4⅜in.
Overall in very good condition. The corners with some professional restoration, visible under the UV light.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Sotheby's London, 30 November 2011, lot 557