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Sale Price: $5,565.00
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Antique Russian Silver Novelty Trompe-l’Oeil Box for Cuban Cigars
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Sale Price: $5,565.00
Listed Price $7,950.00

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Russian 875 silver novelty cigar box, ca 1910. Rectangular; cover flat and hinged with scrolled tab. Trompe l’oeil wood panels with realistic grain and tax stamps. Box interior gilt-washed. On cover interior is engraved Russian script presentation dated 1912.

Based on the packaging of H. Upmann, one of the largest makers of Cuban cigars. The firm was established in Havana in 1844. At the turn of the century, it employed 1200 people, and the average annual output was 25 million cigars in more than 200 sizes. They were awarded gold medals at international exhibitions and were exported all over the world, including Russia.

Marks include second Kokoshnik (1908-26). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 3/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 17.5 troy ounces. #BT373