A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE-CASE ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT Olbong, the sides, base and hinged cover chased with reeded bands, with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece. FROM THE COLLECTION OF KING GEORGE I OF THE HELLENES. Christie's.
THREE RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASES, EACH BEARING SPURIOUS MARKS FOR FABERGE, 20TH CENTURY, comprising a silver gilt example with cosmetic compartments, bearing spurious Faberge marks, workmaster Feodor Afanassiev, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917; another case with applied monograms and a Champagne bottle, bearing spurious Faberge with Imperial Warrant, St. Petersburg, 1899-1903; and another case with applied double headed eagle, bearing spurious marks for Faberge, Moscow, 1899-1908
Snuffbox with Classical Landscapes - V About 1768. Grand Duke Paul of Russia presented this 'superb Snuffbox richily set with diamonds' to Nathaniel Dimsdale, the son of Dr Thomas Dimsdale, who inoculated Catherine the Great and her son, Paul, against smallpox in 1768. Possibly Berlin, Germany or St Petersburg, Russia; maker's mark PAG. Gold, silver, diamonds and foil.
A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE-CASE ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, UNRECORDED MAKER'S MARK BC, LATER STRUCK WITH A FRENCH CONTROL MARK Oblong, the sides, base and hinged cover chased with interesecting reeded chevrons, with cabochon ruby thumbpiece. FROM THE COLLECTION OF KING GEORGE I OF THE HELLENES. Christie's.