Silver gilt trompe l'oeil cigar set in a fitted wooden box
Lot 96*
A parcel-gilt trompe l'œil table smoking setmaker's mark Cyrillic VS probably for Vasilii Semenov, Moscow, 1908-1917
£12,000 - 18,000
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
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A parcel-gilt trompe l'œil table smoking set
maker's mark Cyrillic VS probably for Vasilii Semenov, Moscow, 1908-1917
comprising of large rectangular cigar box engraved as a box of A. Korkunov cigars, the sides engraved to imitate wood grain and chased with tax bands; square box similarly decorated as box of cigarettes Rosso by A. Korkunov factory, both with gilded interiors; a rectangular ash tray engraved with advertisement of Korkunov factory in Moscow and symbols of two Imperial awards; match box cover similarly decorated with insignia of the factory on one side and double-headed Russian Imperial eagle on reverse; and a cigar cutter with steel blade and fittings, in original velvet- lined fitted wooden box with two swing handles
largest box: 19 x 13 x 6.8cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 5/8in.)
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