A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL CIGAR BOX, GRACHEV BROTHERS, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1880
rectangular form, the cover and front enamelled in pink, green and blue with a crane descending on flowers, intitalled, 88 standard with Imperial Warrant
14.2cm., 5 1/2in. long
Clear marks to interior of cover and underside. The enamelling in good condition. Nice heavy gauge. A very nice box. Overall weight 46.0g.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 November 1998, lot 254.