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Russian Cigar and Cigarette boxes, 1910s

Page 11 of Pullman Magazine Issue No: 41

(Top left) A fine Russian silver trompe l’oeil cigar box, the lid and sides textured to resemble wood graining and banded with sealed ‘paper’ labels, Moscow 1887, 547g.

Length overall 5 inches (13 cms).

REFERENCE: 0628
Price Code: £££



(Top right) Imperial Russian parcel-gilt silver trompe-l'oeil cigar box, St Petersburg, 1888, engraved on
the sides and the cover to imitate woodgrain, tobacco tax bands with Imperial eagle and Cyrillic inscription 'Imported Tobacco', marked at the bottom and on the cover with 84 standard, assayer's initials 'AF' and master's initials of Michael Isakov (Postnikova-Losseva #1335). 377g.

Length overall 5 inches (13 cms).

REFERENCE: 1692
Price Code: ££££



(Left of centre) A superb Imperial Russian silver trompe-l'oeil cigar box, all six sides engraved to simulate taxation bands, and the logo for LA FLOR DE HABANA, the interior gilded, with maker's mark 'O.F.', and silver marks for Moscow 1896-1907.

Length overall 7 inches (18 cms).

REFERENCE: 1277
Price Code: £££



(Right of centre) A fine Imperial Russian silver trompe l'oeil cigar box profusely engraved on all six sides to resemble wood graining, the brand name and taxation bands including a representation of the Romanov double-headed eagle. Maker's mark 'A.L.', Moscow 1877.

Length overall 5½ inches (14 cms).

REFERENCE: 1098
Price Code: £££



(Bottom left) An unusual Imperial Russian silver trompe l’oeil cigar box with engraved taxation bands and Cyrillic inscriptions, the interior lemon-gilded. Hallmarked Moscow 1873.

Length overall 5 inches (12 cms).

REFERENCE: 2200
Price Code: ££



(Bottom right) A late 19th century Russian silver coloured and silver gilt trompe-l’oeil table cigar box, maker’s marks B.O, 84 zolotniks Moscow 1893, assay master A Svetchin, the hinged box with trompe-l’oeil wood graining and Imperial tax bands, and with brand stamps for H.UPMANN FLOR REGALIA ELEGANTE. 311g.

Length overall 4 inches (10 cms).

REFERENCE: 3146
Price Code: ££££

Reference: 0628, 1692, 1277, 1098, 2200 & 3146

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