An engraved-silver Cigarette-Case presented to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic; and two depicting maps of Iran Iran, 1937-45(3)
Lot 68
An engraved-silver Cigarette-Case presented to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic; and two depicting maps of Iran
Iran, 1937-45
(3)
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,700 - 9,400

Lot Details
An engraved-silver Cigarette-Case presented to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic; and two depicting maps of Iran Iran, 1937-45(3)
An engraved-silver Cigarette-Case presented to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic; and two depicting maps of Iran
Iran, 1937-45
the first of rectangular form with hinge to top edge, engraved to the front as a postcard with postage-stamp and postal mark dated 1944, to the reverse with a map of Iran, to the right a portrait of Darius The Great accompanied by two attendants, the interior gilded; the second of curved rectangular form engraved to the front with a map of Iran dated 1937, the reverse with a quatrefoil cartouche containing a floral spray, the spandrels with foliate sprays; the third of curved rectangular form with hinge to left edge, engraved to the front as a postcard with postage stamp and postal mark dated 1945, the reverse with a map of Iran, the interior gilded
the largest 12.2 x 8 cm.(3)

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions:
    Box 1. The Persian inscriptions to the front comprise direct translations of the French text;
    Box 3. The six lines of text to the front state that it was given to Mr Timur Aliyev, the head of the National Commissary of Azerbaijan of the Soviet Union on behalf of Mehdi 'Adl and Abu'l-Qasim Sadr. The two men were members of the committee for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan.

    Timur Aliyev was Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, an exclave of the Azerbaijan republic, between 1929 and 1932.
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