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Russian Imperial silver ‘Trompe l’oeil’ cigar box, 1885

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Reference: 6859

Ivan Evstigneev of St. Petersburg

An unusually large Imperial Russian silver trompe l’oeil cigar box circa 1885, profusely engraved to all five sides with woodgrain to resemble a wooden cigar box, with parcel gilt ‘taxation bands’ and engraved ‘labels’. Retailed by Laferme, the box is stamped with 84 standard marks, and bears the St. Petersburg assayer’s mark ‘IE’ for Ivan Evstigneev as well as the work master’s mark ‘J.O’ for Johan Olsoniu. Russian, dated 1885.

Size: 9 x 5 x 4 inches (23 x 13 x 10 cm)

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