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CIGAR BOX WITH A SCENE OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN

Made by: Alexander Sergeev Egorov

Currently in storage


About this object

On the cover in niello is a view of the Moscow Kremlin from the Moscow (Moskva) River. The Large Stone Bridge and a group of small stone buildings outside the Kremlin are visible in the foreground. The Kremlin’s “cityscape” is dominated by the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great and the Great Kremlin Palace and Kremlin Towers are all visible. At far right, the domes of St. Basil’s are clearly rendered. The background is engraved to suggest rays of the sun. The remainder of the box is decorated with elaborate scrolls and Russian style motifs in niello. The interior is gilded and there are two pairs of hooks to hold an elastic band.

Object name:
CIGAR BOX WITH A SCENE OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1883
Size:
2.5 × 12.1 × 7 cm (1 × 4 3/4 × 2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
13.76
Class:
NIELLO
Signature marks:
MARK inside bottom: St. George and the Dragon right for Moscow, 84 in a square for silver standard, Ae in Cyrillic for Egorov Alexander (silversmith and owner of a workshop in 1868-1897; V. P in Cyrillic for unknown essayer (1883-1886) and date 1883; inside lid: marks repeated
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973