Four Russian-style silver and enamel cigarette cases
various makers and marks
One cloissone case with marks for Moscow, unknown assay master I.K. (in Cyrillic) and dated 1882 with partially legible maker's mark possibly for Aleksey Akimovich Ovchinnikov. One case bearing spurious Russian silver marks, the other two apparently unmarked.
Gross weight: 21.20 oz.t.; Largest: 4 x 2 3/4 in.
We are grateful to Dr. Valentin Skurlov for his assistance in suggesting the possibility of the maker A.A. Ovchinnikov, the brother of the more famous Moscow maker, Paul Ovchinnikov.
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Sold for $2,250 (buyer's premium included)