A silver trompe l'oeil table cigar box, Ivan Krutikov, Moscow, 1908-1917
engraved and decorated to simulate a wooden cigar box with a label of the cigarmaker Julian ALV and with import tax
bands, gilt interior, struck with maker's initials, 84 standard
width 17.5cm, 7in.
Overall good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. a small crack to the back-left edge and an indented scratch to the right side.
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