Antique Imperial Russian 84 Silver Art Nouveau Cigarette Case
A fabulous and heavy Art Nouveau Imperial Russian 84 silver cigarette case that is marked with the first Kokoshnik mark of 1896-1908. It is engraved with curvaceous and naturalistic floral motifs, typical of the period. The inside originally had a gold wash vermeil applied to its surface, that is still faintly visible. Its clasp is detailed with a marquis shaped garnet and is strong and secure. The hinge is in excellent working condition. The case has a dent on one corner that is more dramatic in the photos than in real life. There is also a flea bite nick on the back surface of the case. Surface scratches are consistent with its age and use. The case is in good antique condition.
Dimensions: Approximately 4 1/2 " wide by 3" tall by 11/16 deep
Weight: 205.1 grams
Markings: 84 Left Facing Kokoshnik mark (1896-1908); CNI (Cyrillic maker's mark)