Russian cigar boxes by H. Upmann, 1887-1917
Reference: (Top to bottom) 3147, 5063, 5270 & 3146
(Top) A late 19th century Russian silver coloured and silver gilt trompe-l’oeil table cigar box, maker’s marks C.H, 84 zolotniks Moscow 1893, assay master A Svetchin, the hinged box with trompe-l’oeil wood graining and Imperial tax bands, the gilded interior with exhibition stamps and engraved in Russain ‘With the greatest respect to Vasili Vasilichu Urievu-Pekovszu from a faithful VVP22 August 1894, from Poltava’.
Length overall 8 inches (20 cms) & weight 632g.
Price Code: SOLD
Sm. Khlebnikov (Postnikova-Loseva # 1436a) St. Petersburg: a superb quality, Imperial Russian silver and parcel- gilt trompe l’oeil cigar box, finely engraved to resemble a wooden box of H. Upmann Flor cigars, with ‘paper’ taxation bands lifted in silver gilt, and bearing inscriptions to the top, with woodgraining around the sides. The interior, lemon gilded. Bearing hallmarks for Khlebnikov and Co., Moscow 1908-1917.
Length: 7 inches (17 cms).
Price Code: ££££
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.
Length: 4½ inches (11.5 cms)
Price Code: ££££
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.
Length overall: 4 inches (10 cms) & weight 311g.
Price code: ££££
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